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Instructional Software

Choose one Instructional Software title. Complete all fields in the following template to describe the software and how you would use this
product in your future classroom to help elementary students achieve required learning standards.
Note: This template uses the forms feature in MS Word. Select the highlighted text boxes and type over the sample text. Simply click on the
boxes to check them.
Name: Takala Duncan
Software Title: BrainPop-Plants
Function(s) of Instructional Software (check all that apply):
Drill and Practice Tutorial Simulation Instructional Game Problem Solving
Features of the Software (check all that apply):
Assessment Monitoring/Reporting (Keeps track of student data and/or generates reports for the teacher) Allows teacher to create
customized lessons for students Multi-user or collaborative functions with others in class Multi-user or collaborative functions with
others beyond local class Accessible to students beyond the school day Accessible via mobile devices Multiple languages Safety,
security, and/or privacy features
Strengths of the Software: Highly engaging, lesson plans available, audio is available, Closed Caption
Suggestions for Improvement: Individual reports on each student
Standards Addressed. See
Students will investigate the characteristics
and basic needs of plants and animals.
a. Identify the basic needs of a plant.
1. Air
2. Water
3. Light
4. Nutrients
b. Identify the basic needs of an animal.
1. Air
2. Water
3. Food
4. Shelter
c. Identify the parts of a plantroot, stem, leaf, and flower.
d. Compare and describe various animalsappearance, motion, growth, basic needs.
Grade Level/Content Area(s): First Grade/Science
Instructional Software

Blooms Level of Critical Thinking Required (check all that apply). See
Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating
Description of how to implement in the class:
As a hook for the study on Plants the teacher will show the BrainPop video on Plants. After viewing, the teacher will have a discussion on
the important facts learned about Plants. As a class, we will make a chart of all of our facts about plants and the life cycle. During group, the
teacher will read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and we will continue a discussion about anything new we learned from the book. We will
plant our own seeds and observe them. Next we will make mini books about the life cycles of plants. Lastly, we will record a video of the
students acting out a seed sprouting into a flower to make a beautiful graden.
* Examples of common instructional models include whole group, teacher-led, student self-paced, small group, or individual learning
activities. Use as many of these descriptors or other descriptors as apply.