BrainPOP has hundreds of animated, curriculum-based movies on science, arts and music, social studies, English, math, health, and engineering and technology. Each movie is closed-captioned and features Tim and Moby, a robot, and together they illustrate often difficult concepts in a fun format uniquely suited for the 21st-century learner.
Within the seven main categories, there are movies explaining diverse topics such as global warming, Shakespeare, Black History Month, Voting, and Tsunamis. Each movie is accompanied with supplemental features such as pop quizzes, do-it-yourself experiments, cartoons, timeline of related events, and a Q&A forum.
BrainPop movies are geared toward Grades 3-12 while BrainPop Jr. is for K-3. BrainPop ESL and Espanol are also available. All BrainPop movies are supported by BrainPOP Educators, the teacher community with over 110,000 members. The educators website is free and features lesson plans, video tutorials, professional development tools, graphic organizers, best practices, and much more.
BrainPop movies are ideal for both group and one-on-one settings and can be used to introduce new lessons or topics or to illustrate complex themes as review before a test. Content is fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. No downloading, installation, or special hardware is required.