Friday, November 6, 2015

Primitive Compass

Mr. Jack just loves to introduce the children to interesting scientific wonders.  He has had them use compasses in past classes, but this time he had them make a very rudimentary compass.  Most of the children love survivalist activities, so this ranks high on the list of coolness.

As always, Mr. Jack explains the reasoning behind the lesson of the day.  He is great about keeping things simple, yet full of facts and cool stuff.

He then demonstrates what is expected for the assembly of compass.  After any questions, he releases the children to gather materials and begin construction.

Next, they worked in teams of three to try out their compasses.  They were given a list of coordinates and began their journey.  Everyone's group did a great job using their compass and got within a foot of the actual target.

We just love Mr. Jack!