BrainPOP Science has 15 modular Units for grades 6-8 that provide flexibility for schools and districts to customize their experience in a way that aligns with their unique curriculum and grade-level needs. View our full customizable scope and sequence.
Each Unit contains at least one Investigation, one Interactive Tool (A Simulation, Data Manipulative or 3D World), and one diagnostic Unit-Level Assessment. Unit Assessments are summative assessments that provide teachers and administrators with actionable insights toward the development of student mastery and success in state assessments.
Please note: you cannot assign entire Units in BrainPOP science: only standalone resources and Investigations.
A BrainPOP Science investigation is a robust, interactive lesson. A single investigation covers up to one week of instruction and includes key activities: examining phenomena, collecting evidence, articulating claims and reasoning, and checking for understanding along the way. BrainPOP Science investigations are part of BrainPOP Science Units, which include a Unit-level assessment.
BrainPOP Science investigations include a collection of Data Manipulatives, Simulations, 3D Worlds, exclusive science movies, and Check for Understanding (CFU) assessments.
Exclusive Science Movies leverage the power of BrainPOP’s animations to explain hard-to-teach science concepts with exclusive, embedded videos.
Simulations allow students to observe science principles in action and manipulate models to test hypotheses and collect evidence while also strengthening their conceptual understanding.
Data Manipulatives allow students to interact with scientific data from real-world scenarios while improving data literacy skills.
3D Worlds enable students to explore virtual environments that reflect real-world phenomena and encourage scientific argumentation and discussion.
When an Investigation is assigned, all of the individual core pieces, including any optional pieces the teacher has chosen to add, will be assigned at once. Throughout the Investigation, students collect evidence, which they can then use in their final explanation construction.
Teachers can choose to add additional resources to support differentiation in the classroom. These differentiated resources vary by Investigation topic, and can include vocabulary, games, movies, Simulations, readings, or other activities.