HOW IT WORKS?
Slowly turn the compass around its vertical axis. Observe that the needle shows north. The magnetic needle of compass always shows the same direction because it is subjected to Earth’s magnetic field. Compass is a device that helps in navigation by showing four directions of the world.
HOW IT INFLUENCES CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT?
Familiarity of principles of operation of compass is a foundation for future adventurer and observer of the world. The compass, as well as our other devices, should discover in children a passion to discover the world and learn them practical and classic skills, which are fading in the age of digitisation.