Do you know how to make a compass? Â Ask your local 4th grade student and they can share the details. Â Today students had a fantastic opportunity to make a compass from household items such as a jar, a needle, a magnet, thread, and a few other items.
Acadia Gurney (a current 10th grade student) joined our class and taught everyone how to make a compass. Â She started by reviewing the scientific method with students. Â Each student formed a hypothesis on our abilities to create a compass. Â Students quickly came to the conclusion that if they carefully followed directions most jars could actually become a functioning compass. Â Some students had difficulties with the thread, a bent card, or even a needle that lost magnetism. Â It was a really fun activity for everyone. Â Thanks again Acadia! Â Everyone loves their new handcrafted compass.