Making a Compass & Magnetic Attraction

Duration: 60-90 mins



Grade Levels

Elementary SchoolMiddle School


Students will learn about magnets and compasses, how to use a compass to write directions, and how to read a map. Students will apply what they learned about directions to how Constitution sailors steered the ship at sea in 1812.

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Handouts (PDF Format)

Maps WorksheetView / Download
The Wheel IllustrationView / Download