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!

Illustration of science beaker with hands and legs walking

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