BrainPOP

BrainPOP helps students understand the world around them, while encouraging scientific inquiry and promoting STEM literacy.


RESEARCH SHOWS GROWTH IN SCIENCE
A study of the effectiveness of BrainPOP, shows a substantial difference in Science achievement between students using BrainPOP and peers who do not. The study evaluated 1,100 students in 46 elementary and middle school classrooms in Palm Beach County, Florida and New York City.

Read the Research:
A Study of the Effectiveness of BrainPOP


SCIENCE TOPICS
BrainPOP covers key science content, aligned to your state standards, including units on the environment, space, energy, and weather.

Science Topics:
Science Topics
Science Topics (k-3)
Science Topics (Español)


STATE STANDARDS
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. science topics are aligned to state standards, and can be located through our easy to use State Standards Tool.




SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY
BrainPOP helps learners connect critical thinking to the scientific process.

Examples:
Scientific Inquiry Collection
Science Skills (k-3)


S.T.E.M.
BrainPOP covers core concepts within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to provide students with the foundation to understand the world around them .



Topics:
Math Topics
Science Topics
Technology Topics
Math Topics (k-3)
Science Topics (k-3)
Math Topics (Español)
Science Topics (Español)
Technology Topics (Español)


SCIENCE VOCABULARY
Each BrainPOP movie introduces key science vocabulary and terminology, in both auditory and visual ways.



Examples:
Wind Energy
Mars


VOCABULARY PAGES
Each BrainPOP topic is supported by an interactive vocabulary activity page, which is used to assess prior knowledge, practice note-taking skills, focus attention, or demonstrate understanding.

Examples:
Mars
Wind Energy


WORD WALL
Interactive word walls on all BrainPOP Jr. topics enable students to interact with content-specific vocabulary.



Example:
Classifying Animals (k-3)


QUIZZES
Interactive quizzes on all BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics assess students' comprehension of key vocabulary.



Example:
Mars
Classifyihg Animals (k-3)


HIGH INTEREST SCIENCE READINGS
BrainPOP topics include high-interest readings (FYIs) that are used to stimulate visual literacy (graphs, charts, diagrams), practice reading informational and nonfiction science text, and provide opportunities for shared reading.

Example:
Mars


FURTHER SCIENCE READING
All BrainPOP Jr. topics include recommendations for further topic-relevant and age-appropriate books (Read About It).

Example:
Classifying Animals (k-3)


TIMELINES
BrainPOP timelines expand student vocabulary while putting content into context.

Example:
DNA


MULTIMEDIA LEARNING
BrainPOP is a multimedia learning tool that uses animation, voice, characters, charts, and more to teach learners about core content. Multimedia learning is particularly effective for visual and auditory learners.

Read the Research:
Research Paper: Multimedia Learning

GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Interactive graphic organizers engage students with the content they read and experience online to organize data, classify information, sequence events, or compare and contrast.



Examples:
Mars
Wind Energy


CHECK COMPREHENSION
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics offer quizzes in multiple formats, to provide students and their teachers with immediate feedback.

Examples:
Jane Goodall
Classifying Animals Easy Quiz (k-3)
Classifying Animals Hard Quiz (k-3)


ACTIVITIES FOR MULTIPLE LEARNING STYLES
BrainPOP Jr. encourages students to extend learning by writing, drawing, and talking about their ideas in addition to reinforcing concepts through educational games.



Examples:
Classifying Animals Write About It (k-3)
Classifying Animals Draw About It (k-3)
Tally Classifying Animals Talk About It (k-3)
Classifying Animals Game (k-3)
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet


CLOSED CAPTIONING
All BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. topics feature closed captioning, an assistive technology that enables readers of all ages and abilities, and English language learners to practice reading skills.




PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
All BrainPOP products are supported by a dedicated resource – BrainPOP Educators – that enables teachers to collaborate online and share best practices, as well as access lesson plans, classroom tools, and video tutorials.



Examples:
Tips, Tools, and Resources Blog
Science Lesson Plans
Curriculum Calendar
BrainPOP Flipchart Lessons on Promethean Planet
Video Tutorials
State Standards Tool
BrainPOP Newsletters
Teacher Edition of Activity Pages
Partner Resources on Promethean Planet


Funding Alignments