Magnets Science Experiment Make Your Own Compass PRINT and DIGITAL
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In this science experiment, students make a working compass using a magnet and a bowl of water. They'll learn that Earth is like a giant magnet. Its iron core creates a magnetic field with a north and south pole. The needle of the compass is attracted to the Earth's north pole. Because of this, compasses can be used to find cardinal directions.
This resource includes:
- teacher directions, discussion questions, and extension activities
- background information about compasses and how they work
- step by step instructions, with photos, to walk students through the experiment
- a video demonstration of the experiment in action
- a student response worksheet
- a scoring rubric
- a force copy link to a digital Google Slides version
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