Compasses (Orienteering)

Bar Code: 1145

Description: Using Silva Ranger compasses, students learn the history of the magnetic compass, how to build a simple magnetic compass and discuss the basic physics behind operating a magnetic compass. The kit consists of one container of materials.


1 Medium Size Storage Container (Pink)

  1. (9) Map Compasses - Yokoyama Model No. 880
  2. (9) "How to Use the Map Compass Model No. 880" booklets
  3. (1) AIMS Activity Book - "Finding Your Bearings"
  4. (20) Student Copies - AIMS Activities
  5. (20) Student Copies - "Magnetic Compass" by Phil Simpkins
  6. (10) Student Copies - "Fire on the Mountain" handout
  7. (1) Teacher packet with overheads


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