Never Get Lost Again!

Explore how a compass works and build our own, using common materials!

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 8 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

I am new to this type of Activity.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

Play a trivia game to learn how a compass works then apply the scientific method to build and test your very own compass. Use your compass to explore mapping, learn about geocaching and make your own treasure hunt!

4 What Materials Do I Need?

magnet, sewing needle, wax paper, scissors, pen, pencil, bowl filled with water, scissors, paper, and a cup (to trace a circle) Optional items: 1 cork, a compass

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

6 My Guide!

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...