BrainPop's Health offering includes almost 150 animated shorts on topics ranging from body systems to sports. Characters Tim and Moby go over the content clearly and with quirky humor -- a great mix for this age group. Teachers can use these short clips to help kids absorb details as they start to see the big picture; it's an excellent tool for both introductions and synthesis. Use the coordinating activities and worksheets as helpful additions.
Tim and Moby also serve as a humorous way into some wince-inducing topics, like boogers and puberty. The duo present all of the appropriate facts while managing to acknowledge a few embarrassing -- yet typical -- emotions, too. And beyond being kid-appropriate, the videos are educationally sound. Send your kids here when their curiosity extends to topics outside typical classroom coverage: acne, gender determination, or even the appendix.Continue reading Show less