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Viewing and Selecting Investigations
When you first arrive on the Science homepage, you can view and select from all of our currently available Units. Within a Unit, you can find the available Investigations. You can also search for Investigations using the top bar on the page.
Upon selecting the Unit, you will first see an overview of the parts of the Investigation:
From here you can preview the Investigation as a student with Preview or choose Assign Investigation to go to the Assignment Builder.
You can view standards alignments and download the PDF Teacher Resources from this page. Teacher Resources include:
Investigation Teacher Guide
CER Rubric and Examples
You have the option of adding extra activities for learning differentiation:
Click ‘Add’ to add an optional activity. The total Investigation time listed will update accordingly.
Teachers cannot add activities for some students but not others in the same assignment. If you want to create different ‘versions’ of the Investigation for different students, you will need to create a separate assignment for each student or group of students you want to differentiate.
Creating an Assignment
Once you've previewed the Investigation and added any additional resources, you can click Assign Investigation.
Give your assignment a title (we suggest using the leading question for the Investigation). Optionally, you can set a due date for your students, or schedule the assignment to appear for students on a later date.
You can add additional resources by clicking “Edit activities,” which will close the modal and take you back to the investigation page, where you can add more resources.
Click “Select students” to select which classes and/or students you want to assign the investigation to.
Click “Select specific students” if you would like to assign to individual students in a class.
If you don’t have classes set up, you’ll be able to create a class after clicking “Select Students” in the assign modal.
When you're finished, click Assign to send the assignment to your students!
After you have published your assignment, you'll have the option to View Assignment as a Student, copy a link of the assignment to embed the assignment in another platform, or share the assignment to Google Classroom.
If you selected multiple classes, the assignment will be duplicated across each class once it has been assigned. That means any future edits will only apply to one class at a time.
Another way to create an assignment is via the Teacher Dashboard. Click + New Assignment.
Select BrainPOP Science, and you will be taken to the Science homepage, where you can find & assign investigations.
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