Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

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You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class click for the extension activity for a great continuation of the compass lesson
  • Bring compasses to class for some real-life orienteering practice
Classroom Considerations
  • The interactive requires a free CK-12 account
  • Plan time in the computer lab for individuals to complete the assignment online
Pros
  • The questions are well-written and provide a great deal of insight into comprehension
  • Discussion question makes for a thought-provoking scenario
Cons
  • None