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BrainPOP Science: How the World Works

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BrainPOP is an interactive website that features 54 science content topics and features animated movies, comic strips, experiments, activity pages, interactive quizzes and a personal question & answer forum. The science topics include atmosphere, atoms, batteries, dinosaurs, earth's structure, electricity, energy, food chain, gravity, insects, solar system, land biomes, magnetism, photosynthesis, rainforest, rock cycle, seasons, sound, states of matter, weather, underwater world, volcano, water... More
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Shockwave
Date Added to MERLOT: February 18, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 25, 2015
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Send email to BrainPOP's Contact Person: chanank@brainpop.com
Submitter: Diane Judd

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Macromedia Flash Player
Language: English
Material Version: Flash 5
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Jacqueline Hernandez
10 weeks ago

Jacqueline Hernandez (Student)

I have used BrainPop before. This site has great videos, games and ESL/Spanish collections. Despite its requirement to sign up, I have found this site to be a great resource when teaching and reinforcing concepts to students. It uses cartoon-like animation that also gets students’ interests. I also like that it has a range of selections from all subjects.
Used in course

Avatar for Etta Gravely
1 year ago

Etta Gravely (Faculty)

Too bad that you cannot even view this site unless you have a code or an account that is different from your merlot account. Teacher (University)

Avatar for Nichole stewart
1 year ago

Nichole stewart (Teacher (K-12))

I have used Brainpop before in the classroom. The site has great drill and practice games and brief quizzes as well. My students enjoy this site!

Avatar for Halen York
1 year ago

Halen York (Student)

uhhh gayyy

Avatar for Sharon McMullen
1 year ago

Sharon McMullen (Student)

I would definately use this in my classroom.  It was colorful, very easy to use and navigating around the site was also very easy.  My students would really get into this.

Technical Remarks:

Very easy to navigate the site.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Harriet Mathews
2 years ago

Harriet Mathews (Faculty)

Requires signing up and verification of your email account.

Some schools have school accounts.

Great resource for surprise days.. fire drill?  Pep Rally .. shortened day?

Activating or reinforcement involves students with cute but accurate conceptual presentations followed by quizzes.

Enjoy!


Avatar for Lesli De La O
3 years ago

Lesli De La O (Student)

This site seems fun and easy for the students to use themselves. The movies they show before asking review questions are interesting and colorful. There are many activities, games and other fun learning tools on the site as well. I specifically like the word wall, which not only displays the word and definition, but verbally says the definition as well. Great strategy for ELL students and auditory learners.

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes

Avatar for Alejandra Alvarez
5 years ago

Alejandra Alvarez (Student)

This website was very helpful in coming up with ideas on how to explain scientific concepts to children.What made it easy was the cartoons, they help make the concepts clear and easy to understand. I really liked how there were activity ideas given to help reinforce the concepts. The inter-activeness of the website is great, where you can take a quiz to see how much you understand about the topic. Which is a good assessment.

Technical Remarks:

The site was easy to navigate through and there were no technical difficulties involved with this site.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent a little over an hour and a half looking over the different information within a few of the topics the site had to offer.

Avatar for Tammi Ishibashi
5 years ago

Tammi Ishibashi (Student)

This website was very helpful in coming up with ideas on how to explain scientific concepts to children. The cartoons help make the concepts clear and easy to understand. I really liked how there were activity ideas given to help reinforce the concepts. The interactiveness of the website is great, where you can take a quiz to see how much you understand about the topic.

Technical Remarks:

The site was easy to navigate through and there were no technical difficulties involved with this site.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent a little over an hour and a half looking over the different information within a few of the topics the site had to offer. I admit I did not look into every subtopic within each of the topics.

Avatar for Kristin San Miguel
6 years ago

Kristin San Miguel

The website is very user friendly and easy to access.

Avatar for Lindsay Howaniec
7 years ago

Lindsay Howaniec (Student)

I enjoy BrainPop and have used it in a classroom before. It is eye catching, engaging, and filled with useful information. The movies are wonderful and there are some really great games and interactive quizzes. The only problem is that it is rather expensive. I don't know if I would purchase this for my home, or purchase it out of pocket for my classroom. If the school/district would be willing to add it to the schools network/computer lab I would most certainly use it quite often with my students. There are a few topics in which you can view for free and I believe they change often. I think this is a plus, especially if you want to test one out and see if it is worth the money for your classroom/student needs. There is also a free trial!

Technical Remarks:

If you have a slower connection, it may take a bit longer to load.
Used in course

Avatar for Diane Judd
13 years ago

Diane Judd (Faculty)

I have implemented BrainPOP Science in my science methodology class for
elementary preservice teachers. I taught a model science lesson for preservice
teachers, who were preparing to teach their first science lesson in their field
classroom.

I introduced my model lesson on sound with the sound video in BrainPOP Science.
I found the interactive material and animated movie to be accurate and an
excellent way to enhance my elementary science example lesson.

The BrainPOP site is well organized and easy to locate science materials. I
believe this website would be a good resource for preservice teachers when
developing their science lesson plans for elementary and middle school students.

Technical Remarks:

Need Macromedia Flash Player to view movie.