Short description Construct a simple compass
Instructions Magnetize a needle with a strong magnet, remember to move the magnet over the needle in the same direction all the time. Then put the needle on the cork and place the cork ind the bowl of water. The needle will now function as a compass needle and show north-south direction.
Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants Any
Duration 30 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials Needle, strong magnet, cork, bowl filled with water