In this activity, students will create a simple model of Earth as a magnet. They will use the model to explore the use of a compass for navigation.
Earth's Magnetic Poles
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of magnets and the magnetic field surrounding Earth
- An exploration of a magnetic compass for navigation
Students will gain an understanding of the nature of the magnetosphere and the use of a compass as a tool for navigation.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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