Stop-Motion Science

Grades: 6-8, 9-12 | Subjects: Reading, Language Arts, Science

Students create a stop-motion video to explain complex processes or concepts in an accessible way. Start a free 30-day WeVideo trial to use this assignment with your students!

Top shot of hands holding bowl and spoon to mix borax and glue to make slime

Assignment details

Overview Overview

Stop motion works by capturing a sequence of movement, one frame at a time. Students use this creative filmmaking approach to create a stop-motion video explaining a science concept to their classmates.

Objectives Objectives

In this activity, students create video explanations of complicated processes, ideas, or concepts, making advanced science topics accessible.

Tips & tricks Tips & tricks

  • For help getting started, use the included video template.

  • Use stop motion to help nonnative speakers make sense of academic vocabulary.

  • Stop-motion videos can be made with a laptop or a phone camera and a tripod.

ISTE standards ISTE standards

  • Creative Communicator 1.6.c

  • Global Collaborator 1.7.c