Hurworth Primary have been using BrainPOP for a few years now, and when I met Mr Dooris at the BETT show this year, he said everyone was really enjoying the site but when I got to the school I was shocked to discover Moby had been creating all kinds of mischief!
It seems Moby found out the school was having a project week to celebrate National Science and Engineering week and thought he would get in on the act…
As you can see Mr Dooris stumbled upon a mysterious set of orange footprints, weaving in and out of each classroom. At the end of each trail, in each classroom, was a question.
This stimulus gave the children the opportunity to research the answers and create their own BrainPOP type movies with what they had learned.
The selection below shows just a handful of the information-packed, brilliantly presented and funny movies the students made. Please take a few minutes to watch their work and leave comments, we know they’d appreciate it.
Bobby and Adam give us the run down on gravity:
Ella and Charlie tell us a great way to remember the order of the planets in the solar system:
Alfie & Sam wonder if plants can breathe and this leads to them to explain the ins and outs of plant respiration:
And the learning didn’t stop there. After making the movies, the children uploaded them to a collaborative site and watched and commented on each other’s work – what a great way to help and encourage classmates!
Not only did everyone learn some new science facts, by the looks of it they also worked on developing great presenting, writing and filming skills.