For our Science Club in September, we learned about orienteering. It was a great afternoon with tons of hands on navigating for the boys and girls. They started off with Ms. Angela explaining about the magnetic force of the poles and how to magnetize a needle. Here they are doing just that.
Then we went outside to a course that was set up using colored strings all around the downstairs area. The students were each given a map and used it to find their way around the area. They learned how to read the symbols on a map that stand for things in real life, and then navigated their way around the space, collecting stickers at each checkpoint.
After that activity, we went upstairs to practice finding North using a compass.
Our last activity was to navigate our way through the woods and find the stickers at those checkpoints. We had a great time!