Whether your kid is learning geography in school or has just started asking questions about how a GPS works, this fun DIY project is a great way to get some educational bonding time in.
What You Need:
- A bowl filled with water
Step 1: Use a knife to cut a ½ inch-wide piece off the bottom of the cork.
Step 2: Mark the four directions with a marker on one of the cork's flat sides, then set aside.
Step 3: Rub the pointed end of the needle onto a magnet. This transfers the magnetism onto the needle so it will point north.
Step 4: Poke the needle through the cork so that it runs from south to north with the pointed end sticking out of the northern end. You may need pliers to help get the needle through.
Step 5: Gently place the cork compass into a bowl of water and watch as it finds and stays pointing due north.