Individual Activities

Motion of the Magnetic Pole

By: Ms. Susan Higley (Cherry Hill Middle School)

Grades 6-9

Students will plot on a map the latitude and the longitude involved in the movement of the Magnetic North Pole over a period of time.

They will predict the location for the year 2000 and justify their reasoning.

Students will use a formula to calculate the speed (an example is given).

Students will conclude that the Magnetic North Pole moves year to year.

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