Farrat Academy – How to make a magnetic compass

STEM activities for home from Farrat, to enjoy with your little engineers

Following Lockdown 3.0 we expect you’re pleased to see the kids enjoying school again, but maybe you’ve got a taste for some fun, educational activities? If you’re looking for something a bit different, the team at Farrat are putting together a range of STEM activity ideas for the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Here’s Applications Engineer Dominika Maciejewska showing you how to make a magnetic compass with just a bowl of water, some pins, a circle of paper, and a fridge magnet.  Domi studied Materials Engineering in Bydgoszcz, Poland.  She’s worked on projects ranging from houses and residential developments, through to international cultural centres and high-rise skyscrapers.

We hope you enjoyed making your compass!

We’d love to see photos of your project so please email us your photos.

If you like experiments measuring direction without technology, maybe you’d like to try measuring time next by making a sun dial?

Find out how to make a sun dial.

If you’re looking for more ideas for STEM activities from Farrat then take a look at the team’s other videos.