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In "Toolbox of Faith," a Tapestry of Faith program
For each compass, put a piece of clay in the center of the bottom of your bowl and put the toothpick in the center so that it stands up. Cut away most of the lid so that only the rim remains.
Cut out a ring of paper, and glue or tape it to the top side of the rim. Dig a hole in the center of one end of the cork that is 1/5 inch deep. Balance the cork on the end of the toothpick.
Fill the bowl with water until the cork floats. The toothpick stops the cork from floating to the side.
Magnetize a sewing needle by stroking a real magnet toward the tip of the needle about 50 times. Make sure to stroke it in only one direction, not back and forth.
Paint the tip of the needle and place it on the cork.
The needle should swing around and point north.
Put the rim in place. Mark "north" on the paper.
Super-Easy Supermagnet Compass
Follow the directions with pictures in Leader Resource 1, Super-Easy Supermagnet Compass.
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Last updated on Sunday, November 9, 2014.
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