Science & Engineering Education

BrainPOP Releases Middle School STEM Tool

BrainPOP has released BrainPOP Science, a new tool for grades 6–8 designed to help teachers navigate changes in “standards, assessments and learning environments” in science, engineering and technology.

The new tool offers “scaffolded investigations, embedded assessments and actionable diagnostics,” according to BrainPOP.

According to the company: “Each BrainPOP Science investigation includes student-driven activities: examining phenomena, collecting evidence, articulating claims and reasoning, and checking for understanding along the way. BrainPOP Science was designed with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in mind and can be aligned to all state standards. Districts will also have the option to align BrainPOP Science units to their unique curriculum needs.”

Other features include:

  • Student-level reports for teachers;

  • School- and district-level reports;

  • Embedded formative assessments; and

  • Alignment with NGSS and state science standards.

Complete details can be found at

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