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How To Make A Compass

How To Make A Compass

Making a compass is very easy, you just need some things found easily at your home and use them to make your own compass. Learn a very interesting experiment through this video.

In this video, I am going to show you how to make a compass. For this, you will need a bowl of water, a small dish, a magnet and a nail. Right, we need to start by making a magnet for our compass, so we take our nail and to make it easy, you can select take it to a piece of card but I am going to hold it in my fingers like this.

Then you take your magnet, you have to choose an end, either north or south. It is important which end you are using as you must always use the same end. Now, I am going to stroke one end of the magnet along the length of the nail, always going in the same direction.

Now, once you have done one way, you will have to lift it up over the magnet and then along again, up and over, making sure that there is plenty of space between the magnet and the nail. Do that. You need to do it about 10 minutes and the longer you do, the stronger the magnet will be.

So, once we have magnetized our nail, we need to float it in the water, so you start by putting a dish into the water, then place the nail into the centre of the dish. Now, you need to let it settle a bit, to move around a little bit, until it has found north and that is in fact the direction of the north is in that way. So, that is how you make a compass. .