Education Technology

Science: Vernier - Where IS North?
by Vernier Software & Technology

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

In this activity, students will use a Magnetic Field Sensor to measure the magnetic field of the Earth and to determine magnetic north. They will also calculate the magnetic inclination and declination at their location.

Key Steps

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    Students use a 360 degree scale with the Magnetic Field Sensor to find the direction of magnetic north.

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    After determining the direction of magnetic north, students use the Magnetic Field Sensor to measure the magnetic inclination.