Saturday, May 3, 2014

Snapshot Saturday: Scooby Doo Party and some Compass Fun!

I've been dying to share these adorable snapshots from my son's birthday.  I know....these have nothing to do with teaching, but Snapshot Saturdays are about LIFE and I certainly do not live in my classroom (even thought feels like it sometimes).

Scooby Doo...Where are you?  So here is a little something for my teacher visitors who could care less about Scoobs.  My students recently built simple compasses.  This is a super easy lesson to put together and the kids loved making and testing a simple working compass.  Here is a snapshot of the basket of materials that each pair of students was given, and then a simple working compass in the second picture.  Let's just say we "solved the mystery" of Earth's magnetic field.... Zoinks!

Easy for me, a great challenge for my students.   If you haven't tried this as part of a geography and/or science lesson, it is a must.  Here is a link to get you started:

Happy teaching folks!


  1. Scooby and Shaggy have a lot in common- they always take the wrong direction and run into the villains!

    May be they need a compass to show them where to go!

    Would you hold a compass for a Scoobie Snack, Scoobie?!

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