Magnet and Compass


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Title Magnet and Compass
Description Guided Inquiry Lab Activity for High School Phyiscs/Astronomy (Magnetic Fields/Earth's Magnetic Field/How A Compass Works) Asks students to make connections with prior knowledge of gravity as in inverse square law. Can be supplemented with real bar magnets and compasses after for a demonstration.
Subject Astronomy, Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords compass, earth's magnetic field, magnetic field, magnetism
Simulation(s) Magnet and Compass


Author(s) Rebecca Jaronski
Contact Email rebeccajaronski@mobilemcps.org
School / Organization Christiansburg and Auburn High Schools
Date submitted 3/25/15
Date updated 3/25/15