Where are we?!? If you pull your trusty compass out, you can find out! So how, exactly, can you train a piece of metal to always point north? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all you wanted to know about compasses and how they work! You’ll discover what Earth’s magnetic field has to do with it, and how it interacts with a compass needle. You can also find out how magnetic north differs from the North Pole, and how sailors use compasses to navigate! Land-ho!

Energy Technology and Science Industries Lesson Plan: STEM Careers of the Future

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students will analyze a slideshow of the 10 best careers of the future. Students will use BrainPOP and other internet resources to research one of these careers, or design their own career based upon the most pressing 21st century needs identified in the slideshow. Each student will create an individual slide and description based on his or her selected career to create a collaborative slideshow about STEM careers of the future. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »