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Why does a compass always point north?

Part of the Cornerstones Love to Investigate series, Why does a compass always point north? is a science investigation in which children learn why compasses point north and make and improve simple compasses.

Format: 4 page A4 booklet

Discipline: Physics

Programmes of study: Properties and changes of materials; Working scientifically

Investigation type: Comparative or fair test

Related Curriculum Project: Off with her head!

Delivery: 3-5 working days

Product Type: Hard Copy
Category: Science, Individual investigations
Key Stage: UKS2
Year Group: Year 5

About Love to Investigate

Get your class excited about science with our series of 126 practical scientific investigations. They cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways while encouraging children to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them. You’ll also have no problems getting them up to speed and interested, with topics including evolution, mechanisms and air resistance.

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