How does a compass work? Understanding North and South Poles

Unit 3: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explain and draw a diagram of the north and south poles of a magnet.

Big Idea: Playing with magnets can be fun, but understanding that the magnet has poles is also fascinating. It helps them understand how the poles of the Earth and gives them an understanding of a compass.

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Science, Magnetism, magnet, Energy, north and south poles, Energy, Magnets
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