Flipped Learning Collection

PBS LearningMedia is...flipping out! We've aggregated this special collection of resources for you to integrate into your next flipped lesson. These resources will enable you to make quizzes, build lesson plans, and create storyboards. Get your flip started with the resources below.

Need help getting started? View our webinar Flipped Classrooms For Real Learning: Definitions, Resources and Tools for advice from two pioneers in the Flipped Class Movement.

  • Lesson Plan: Flipped Day

    Discover how PBS LearningMedia can help you “flip” your classroom and see options for converting lesson plans into flipped classroom experiences. This video also includes an introduction to one flipped lesson entitled Design and Build a Tangle-Free Headphone Holder.

    Grades: 5-13+
  • The Design Process Poster

    Engineers use a series of steps called the design process to solve a problem. The design process helps people think creatively about a problem and arrive at a successful solution, and is a great way to tackle almost any task. This printable image from DESIGN SQUAD outlines the five steps of the engineering design process: 1) identify the problem; 2) brainstorm; 3) design; 4) build, test, evaluate, and redesign; and 5) share solutions.This image is also available in Spanish.

    Watch short videos in The Design Process Interactive to see each step of the engineering design process in action.

    Grades: 6-12
  • The Design Process

    Engineers use a series of steps called the design process to solve a problem. In this resource, featuring video segments excerpted from DESIGN SQUAD, watch teams of kids work through each of the five steps of the design process: 1) identify the problem; 2) brainstorm; 3) design; 4) build, test, evaluate, and redesign; and 5) share solutions.

    Grades: 6-12
  • What Is the Engineering Design Process?

    Each part of the engineering design process which is fundamental to any successful project is illustrated in this video video segment adapted from Thinking Big, Building Small. Though it does this in the context of building skyscrapers, the process is applicable to any sort of project, including constructing schools, building bridges, and even manufacturing sneakers. Students will recognize the value of going through its steps sequentially when constructing scale models. This resource is useful for introducing components of Engineering Design (ETS) from the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to grades 3-12 students.

    Grades: 3-12
  • What is Matter?

    This video/animation defines matter, mass, and volume using water as an example. The size, electrical charge and location of the subatomic particles of matter are described. Different types of atoms are called elements and organized in the periodic table. What happens to the properties of atoms when they exist alone or together?

    Grades: 6-12
  • Cell Membrane: Just Passing Through

    There may be a dozen different types of materials passing through the membrane of a cell at any one time. The job of the membrane is to regulate this movement in order to maintain the proper balance of ions, water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and other molecules. This interactive feature illustrates the movement of some of these materials and describes the structures that make it possible.

    Grades: 6-12
  • The Truman Administration and The Seeds of Change

    President Harry S. Truman was the first president to address the NAACP, in a speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. During his speech, Truman announced an extension of civil rights to all Americans and “protection of the people by the government,” considered a progressive statement for the time. At the 1948 Democratic Convention, Truman supported a robust civil rights platform, which many believed to be political suicide. He proved critics wrong and won the election of 1948.
    Grades: 7-12
  • The Fourteenth Amendment - Part I

    By the end of the Civil War, the Union victory over the Confederate states marked a dramatic change in American history with the abolition of slavery and new amendments written into the U.S. Constitution. Passed in 1868, the 14th Amendment gave Congress special powers to protect and enforce the rights of former slaves in Southern states that adopted the greatest resistance to the new set of liberties afforded African Americans through citizenship. In this first of two video segments from The Supreme Court, learn how the nine justices evolved in their decisions to interpret the 14th Amendment as the nation moved forward after the war. To learn more, see “The Fourteenth Amendment - Part II.”

    Grades: 7-12
  • The Fourteenth Amendment - Part II

    After years of radical republicans in Congress working to ensure the protection of the blacks in the South to gain education, buy property, marry, run for office, and vote, white Southerners as well as Northerners tired of Reconstruction. This shift in attitude was acknowledged and echoed by all but one justice on the Supreme Court in their decision in 1883 to render in instances of violation of civil liberties that “individual behaviors do not offend the Constitution. This decision marked the end of federal protections for individuals in states and the beginning of Jim Crow segregation. In the second of two video segments from The Supreme Court, learn how this momentous decision evolved. To learn more, see "The Fourteenth Amendment - Part I."

    Grades: 7-12
  • Accidental Discoveries

    This lesson will help the students understand that science theories change in the face of new evidence, but those changes can be slow in coming.

    Grades: 5-8
  • 10ths and Decimals | Cyberchase

    In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad is trying to get to the Mother’s Day Harvest on the Madre Bonita Express train. However, Hacker has ripped out a piece of the train track, and the Cybersquad must use what they know about fractions, measurement and decimals to find a way to repair the track.

    Grades: 3-6
  • Geology | Science Trek

    This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek describes the forces of earthquakes, volcanoes, water, and glaciers that shape the surface of the earth. You see a fault line, Craters of the Moon lava fields, and examples of Idaho's batholith. Find out about tectonic plates and how they move. Discover the age and structure of the earth.

    Grades: K-6
  • Poem: Big Snow

    This video segment from Between the Lions is an animated poem that rhymes. Snow falls all over the city and then a snow plow pushes snow. This video segment provides a resource for Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Sound Carnival: -tr-

    This song about the "tr" consonant blend teaches viewers about pronunciation, decoding, phonics, reading, sight-reading, spelling, consonant sounds, and consonant blends.

    Grades: K-2