Sunday, August 29, 2010

True North

Last week in class we were learning about directions. We made Compass Roses in Art/Social Studies, and then created our own compasses with magnets in Science!

To Create Your Own Compass
First, rub a needle on a magnet 20 times, in the same direction to magnetize the needle.

Then, float the magnet on a piece of foam in a bowl of water.
It should turn and point North!
(It worked for all but one of our groups, because I think their foam got too wet.)

Bailey, ready to magnetize!

Brett & Katarina, watching their compass point North!

Here are a few of the compass roses we created!

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