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Compass Measurement Challenge—Super Value Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6924 

Price: FREE

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Compass Measurement Challenge Classroom Activity Kit makes navigating the Earth's magnetic field easy. Practice key measurement skills with this fun and exciting game.

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Use the Earth's magnetic field to easily navigate the "Compass Challenge." Help your students practice key measurement skills as they play this exciting game. Students first read the compass to determine the direction of travel for each step, and then travel a predetermined distance using the course cards provided. Each team is provided a course card with a starting point from one of the survey tags. Grading is a snap because each course ends at a different point. The course can be set up in any size area, from at least 6 m2 to as large as 20 m2. Kit includes enough rope for 20 m2, orange survey tags with twist ties, cup-markers, course cards for 34 different courses, and complete instructions with answer key.Super Value Kit is complete for 20 student groups. All materials are reusable! Compasses are required and available separately.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Cup, polystyrene, 8 oz, 50
Plastic survey tags, orange, 20
Rope, nylon, solid, braided, ¼" diameter, 65 feet
Vinyl twist ties, white, 5", 26

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-PS2-2. Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact