BrainPOP Jr.: Science
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Common Sense Reviewer
BrainPOP Jr.'s Science module includes a host of elementary science concept coverage. In addition to topics like animals, plants, habitats, conservation, matter, energy, weather, and space, there's also a section just for science skills. Every topic has a video, a game, lesson plans, worksheets, and quizzes. What's more, literacy tools are available to help kids read, write, and talk about science.
While the videos are informative and fun, kids will learn best when they also do the accompanying lesson ideas. In “Sink or Float,” kids first watch cartoon characters try to make sense of the concept. The following partner activity empowers student scientists to predict and test which items will actually float. Click on “Talk about it” for ways to encourage more science discourse in your class. While these may look like yet another worksheet, they're best used as tools to help kids make sense of science through conversation. Even though BrainPOP Jr. isn't currently aligned to the Next Generation of Science Standards, teachers should be able to find materials that meet these expectations, perhaps with a bit tweaking.
- Sink or Float?: Watch a video and then try to predict what will float.
- Tally Charts and Bar Graphs; Talk About It: Gather tally data from classmates about their favorite sports.
- Matter Sorter: Place examples into categories, Tetris style.
What's inside BrainPOP Jr.
BrainPOP Jr.: ScienceMake science pop with amusing activities plus literacy strategiesCommon Sense Rating 4Teacher Rating 5ScienceGrade Pre-K-4
BrainPOP Jr.: Social StudiesCharming civics videos, high-energy history, and more pump up the funCommon Sense Rating 4Teacher Rating 5Social StudiesGrade Pre-K-5
BrainPOP Jr.: MathFun videos and activities help target specific areas for improvementCommon Sense Rating 5Teacher Rating 5MathGrade K-2
BrainPOP Jr.: Reading & WritingVideos and more explore the written word, from basic to complexCommon Sense Rating 5Teacher Rating 5English Language Arts, English Language LearningGrade K-3
BrainPOP Jr.: HealthTopics run the gamut, introduce both physical, emotional wellnessCommon Sense Rating 4Teacher Rating Not Yet RatedHealth & WellnessGrade K-3
BrainPOP Jr. Arts & TechnologyAmusing activities, clear information are just right for Jr. setCommon Sense Rating 4Teacher Rating Not Yet RatedArtsGrade K-3
See how teachers are using BrainPOP Jr.
- Students will love science even more with Brain POP Jr!Jen W.
Avonworth Elementary School
Pittsburgh, PA5February 11, 2015