Space & Weather – Compass Creations

Space & Weather – Compass Creations

Our young Aerospace Engineers continued their explorations of magnetism and magnetic fields in order to create an “out of this world” navigational compass. Magnetic compasses work well here on Earth since there is a natural magnetic field but do other planets have magnetic fields too? How do different magnets respond to different magnetic fields? Campers discovered how magnetism relates to navigational compasses in order to design and build one that could work on another planet!

Ask your camper: Which planet in the solar system has the strongest magnetic field? (Jupiter)

Aurora Program Pictures

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Belleville Program Pictures

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