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A Floating Compass

This lesson provides

  • plans for making a simple compass and
  • tips on magnetizing a needle

learning goals:

  • understand the mechanism behind magnetization
  • figure out which way is north

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Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
22-May-2015 guy
Earth's Magnetic Field

This lesson gives some information on Earth's magnetic field: the physics of how it is produced and its geologic history. Many suggestions for further reading are also listed. It might be considered useful background for any activity having to do with magnetic compasses....

Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
22-May-2015 guy history of the north magnetic pole