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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

Polar Opposites

Fun Forces
Summary
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.
Overview
Topic: 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
Objective
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 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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