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Year 2 Finding Their Way – Wet Magnet Compass Experiment

February 20, 2018

At the end of our current Science unit of Magnets the children in Year 2 made a compass as part of an experiment. Using water, a bowl, a lid, a magnet and a nail children had to magnetise the nail then float it on a lid to see in it would point north. After this the children verified their results by checking with a compass app on their iPads.

It is great for the teachers to see their students use both traditional science and technology together in order to discover knowledge for themselves.

Text written by Mr Jay Maxwell

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