What is a BrainVenture?      

Starting out with a driving question, BrainVentures take a child on a visually guided, scaffolded learning adventure. BrainVentures give a child choices of learning activities, provide multiple learning modalities, engage a child in constructing animations, videos, photo albums, stories and in exploring field trips, games and simulations. From music to math, from science to the arts, BrainVentures light a child’s imagination and increase a child’s understanding of the world. BrainVentures are fully compatible with Google Classroom, Schoology, etc. BrainVentures are fun – providing interactive educational opportunities outside of school – and they are free!

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Grades K-2

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More BrainVentures for Grades K to 2!
Adventures


LEGOLAND

Can I build a city out of LEGOs?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/503


Boats

How can big boats float on water and not sink?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/515


Crayons

Will there be crayons in the future?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/527


Space

Where do astronauts live?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/480


Dinosaurs

Where do dinosaurs live today?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/533


Sculptures

Can sculptures sing and dance?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/516


Pyramids

What’s inside a pyramid?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/542
Animals


Sharks

Are you afraid of sharks?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/500


Sea Turtles

Do sea turtles ever leave the water?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/499


Monkeys

Why do monkeys swing on trees?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/505


Chameleons

How does changing colors help a chameleon survive?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/511


Foxes

What does the fox hear?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/507


Wolves

Why are wolves always the bad guy in stories?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/502


Sloths

Why are sloths so SLOW?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/509


Giraffes

How can a giraffe drink with a neck that long?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/510


Tigers

How do stripes help a tiger?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/519


Owls

Whooo is it? Owls!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/524


World’s Ugliest Animals

Why are some animals ugly?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/528


Dinosaurs

Where do dinosaurs live today?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/533


Artic Blast

How do Artic animals survive in the FREEZING cold?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/547


Alligators vs. Crocodiles

Is it an alligator or a crocodile?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/570

Dogs vs. Cats
Which is the BEST pet: a dog or a cat?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/617


Frogs

Are frogs secretly tiny superheroes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/580


Savanna

Are frogs secretly tiny superheroes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/620
Art


Crayons

Will there be crayons in the future?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/527


Colors

How can I see so many colors?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/557


Sculptures

Can sculptures sing and dance?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/516


Music

How do you make music?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/577


Poetry

Can you put a poem in your pocket?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/588

Animations
Can you make your own animation?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/630
Earth


Space

Where do astronauts live?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/480


Deep Sea

Can you swim to the deep sea?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/520


Underground Mystery #1

How long can you live in a cave?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/545


Desert Escape

How can you live in the desert?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/481


Rainforests

How many different habitats does a rainforest have?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/518


Underground Mystery #2

Can you dig all the way to China?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/560


Artic Blast

How do Artic animals survive in the FREEZING cold?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/547


Earth Day

Why do we celebrate Earth Day?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/567


Savanna

Who lives in the Savanna?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/620


Seasons

Why do we have seasons?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/656
Food


Chocolate

How do they make my chocolate bar?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/532


Cereal

How much do you know about your breakfast bowl?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/536


Peanut Butter

Are peanuts really nuts?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/543


Pizza vs. Ice Cream

What are you bringing to the next class part, ice cream or pizza?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/548

Maple Syryp
Who first made maple syrup?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/644
Life Skills


Friendship

Friendship: How does it work?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/591


Money

Get Yo Money Right!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/586


Listening

What does good listening look like?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/610


Online Safety

How can I stay safe online?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/584


Brushing Your Teeth

Why should you care for your teeth?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/616

Growth Mindsets
How can you help your brain grow?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/648
Science & Technology


Colors

How can I see so many colors?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/557


Playground Science

How can science help you on the playground?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/571


Online Safety

How can I stay safe online?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/584

Animations
Can you make your own animation?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/630
Social Studies

George Washington
Did George Washington have wooden teeth?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/608

US Flag
Will the US flag stay the same?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/618

Maple Syryp
Who first made maple syrup?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/644
Space

Space
Where do astronauts live?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/480

Moon 101
Where does the moon go when we can’t see it?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/602

Sun
Why do we need the sun?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/651
This vs. That

Pizza vs. Ice Cream
What are you bringing to the next class part, ice cream or pizza?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/548

Alligators vs. Crocodiles
Is it an alligator or a crocodile?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/570

Dogs vs. Cats
Which is the BEST pet: a dog or a cat?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/617
Other


World’s Ugliest Animals

Why are some animals ugly?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/528


Underground Mystery #1

How long can you live in a cave?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/545


Underground Mystery #2

Can you dig all the way to China?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/560


Poetry

Can you put a poem in your pocket?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/588
More BrainVentures for Grades 3 to 6!
Adventures


Steel Vengeance

What is Steel Vengeance?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/486


National Parks

How can I become a junior ranger?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/460


Greenfield Village

Do you have what it takes to be an innovator?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/531


Boston

How do these places affect the start of the Revolutionary War?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/529


Washington D.C.

What in Washington D.C. makes you proud to be an American?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/492


Pyramids

What’s inside a pyramid?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/522


Silver Lake

Take a ride… At Silver Lake Sand Dunes!!!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/555


Crayola

Will there be crayons in the future?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/526
Animals


Sharks

How can I learn about sharks?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/466


Dolphins

How can I learn about dolphins?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/488


Gorillas

How can I learn about gorillas?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/465


Snakes

Are you afraid of sssnakes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/496


Foxes

What do you know about clever foxes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/489


Wolves

How can I learn about wolves?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/471


Sloths

Why are sloths so SLOW?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/506


Giraffes

How can a giraffe drink with a neck that long?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/491


Tigers

Why are tigers grrrreat?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/487


Owls

What makes owls great predators?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/525


Everglades Mystery #2

Does a sea cow Moo?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/512


Hermit Crabs

Are hermit crabs nomads?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/461


Dogs vs. Cats

Is a dog or cat the BEST domestic pet?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/493


Chicken Eggs

How does a chicken’s appearance determine the color of eggs it will lay?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/562


White Tiger

Myth of the White Tiger: Where do White Tigers live?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/569


Alligators vs. Crocodiles

Is it an alligator or crocodile?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/568


Ducks

How can I learn about ducks?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/467


Wanda & Winky

Should we keep animals in zoos?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/621
Art


Crayola

Will there be crayons in the future?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/526


Crayons

How are crayons made?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/521


Poetry

Celebrate Poetry Month with the TOP 5 “Kid-Voted” Types of Poems!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/585


Music

How do you make music?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/632

Animations
Can you create your own animation?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/631

Paper
What can you do with a piece of paper?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/636
Earth


National Parks

How can I become a junior ranger?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/460


Everglades Mystery #1

What are these things poking out of the ground?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/494


Everglades Mystery #2

Does a sea cow Moo?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/512


Hurricanes vs. Tornadoes

How do you prepare for a Tornado or Hurricane?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/546


Space

How do rockets overcome gravity to go to space?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/530


Pacific Garbage Patch

Can computers help solve the problem of the Pacific Garbage Patch?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/495


Earth Day

Ask not what the Earth can do for you, but what you can do for the Earth.

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/566

Tsunamis
How does an earthquake cause a tsunami?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/634
Life Skills


Friendship

How does friendship lift us up?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/589


Money

Get Yo Money Right!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/596


Leadership

What does leadership look like?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/611


Online Safety

How can I stay safe online?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/582


Brushing Your Teeth

Why should you care for your teeth?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/615

Growth Mindsets
What is your mindset?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/649
Science & Technology


Engineering

How can you become an Engineer?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/572


Sound

Can kids hear better than adults?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/578


Pacific Garbage Patch

Can computers help solve the problem of the Pacific Garbage Patch?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/495


Online Safety

How can I stay safe online?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/582

Animations
Can you create your own animation?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/631

Playgrounds
How can science help you help you on the playground?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/594
Social Studies

Branches of Government
How does our government control its own power?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/606

Lansing State Capitol
Lansing State Capitol Scavenger Hunt!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/619

Boston
How do these places affect the start of the Revolutionary War?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/529

Washington D.C.
What in Washington D.C. makes you proud to be an American?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/492

Great Lakes
What’s so great about the Great Lakes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/645

Great Lakes
What’s so great about the Great Lakes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/646
Space


Space

How do rockets overcome gravity to go to space?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/530


Moon 101

Where did the moon come from and where is it going?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/604


Moon Travel

How can you get to the moon?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/605

Sun
Why do we need the sun?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/650

Solar System Escape Room!
Can you finish the solar system escape room?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/657


Moon 101

Where did the moon come from and where is it going?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/603
Other


Everglades Mystery #1

What are these things poking out of the ground?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/494


Everglades Mystery #2

Does a sea cow Moo?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/512


Peanut Butter

Is peanut butter made from nuts or legumes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/523


Dogs vs. Cats

Is a dog or cat the BEST domestic pet?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/493


Ireland

Why is St. Patrick’s Day called St. Patrick’s Day?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/469


Chicken Eggs

How does a chicken’s appearance determine the color of eggs it will lay?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/562


Alligators vs. Crocodiles

Is it an alligator or crocodile?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/568


Poetry

Celebrate Poetry Month with the TOP 5 “Kid-Voted” Types of Poems!

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/585


Sweets

Do you have sweet smarts?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/613


Christmas Around the World!

How is Christmas around the world?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/944


Moon 101

Where did the moon come from and where is it going?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/603

Great Lakes
What’s so great about the Great Lakes?

  https://start.roadmap.center/#/brainventure/646

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