Let a steel needle point the way!
The floating compass is a useful tool for detecting the magnetic fields of magnets and of the Earth. Make a simple compass with a magnetized needle demonstrates the properties of magnetic materials and shows that magnets have north and south poles. Using the floating compass provides a visual example of how like poles repel each other.
Curriculum topics: Magnetism, Geography, Orienteering, Magnetic Poles, Magnetic Fields, Properties of Materials
Kit includes: Idea Sheet, 10 compass roses printed on transparency, 10 steel blunt tip needles, 1 spool of thread, 10 portion cups, 10 pieces of EVA foam, 2 mini magnet wands
Recommended for ages 9 and up.
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