Navigating By Compass

  •   The children practiced moving to the polar directions found on a globe (and locating the Mediterranean Sea!). Next they crafted compasses with a few simple items: a dish of water a needle a magnet a slice of cork

      Place a magnet on either end of your needle and wait 2 minutes for it to become magnetized. Push the needle through the cork Place in the still dish of water Watch as the needle finds north & south! Find more ideas for compass making at

      For fun tools to use in your summer navigation, try downloading the monthly “Evening Sky Map” at

  • Make Your Own Compass


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