Where is the True North Pole?

Do you believe in Santa Clause? Or a more practical question might be to ask if you believe in the location of the North Pole. Because of the convection currents in Earth's out core, the magnetic north pole drifts about 55 km per year. As an enrichment when covering Earth's structure, you could assign this as homework and then incorporate a discussion into your class the next day.

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Pros

  • Hand-drawn graphics mixed with colored diagrams make this a visually appealing feature
  • Addresses a topic that often is overlooked, but is pertinent to any earth science curriculum
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  • None