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This is a lesson about measuring magnetic field directions of Earth and in the environment. First, learners go outside, far away from buildings, power lines, or anything electrical or metal, and use compasses to identify magnetic North. Next, they use the compasses to probe whether there are any sources of magnetic fields in the local environment, including around electronic equipment such as a CD player and speakers. This is the first lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

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    Physical sciences:Electricity and magnetism,Middle School,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124225270T,STEREO,The nature of science:The scientific process,Vocational/Professional Development Education,History/Policy/Law,electromagnetism,Physics,Heliophysics,History of science

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    English

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