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Lets Learn Energy Magnetic Forces


1) The core of the Earth is over 5,000 degrees celsius and is made up of iron. The iron is magnetic so the world is really a giant magnet and that’s why we have a North and South Pole. 

2) Explorers use magnets in compasses to point to the North Pole. Once you get a fix on the North, then you know which way is South, East and West. 

3) Chinese sailors were the earliest people to use a compass, around 1,000 years ago. However pigeons have been using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate for millions of years!

The World of Energy programme is a 1-day primary school STEM workshop for children in Years 5 or 6.

‘Magnets’ is the sixth activity in the day where the children in teams of 5 to 6 experiment with magnetic force fields with iron filings suspended in oil and explore how electric currents effect a compass.

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