How to read a map? | Learn cardinal directions – North, South, East, West – using a magnetic compass

  • Make a direction finding device using a magnetic compass to learn about the cardinal directions – North, East, West, South
  • Learn to read the map of a region & identify location of landmarks
  • Play the Lost World game to navigate through a maze using the directions – Left, Right, Forward, Backward

The Compass to Cardinal Direction

The compass is believed to have been first invented in the First Century AD by the Chinese. Ever since its conception, the compass has directed mankind in the required path amongst any of the four cardinal directions North, East, West and South. Used for determining direction identification, the compass has been an important component of the discovery of various lands humans now inhabit, in earlier times.

Maps, compasses and landmarks– three of the most crucial features of any successful navigation. How is it achieved? How are the above concepts understood, read, implemented? Let’s find out!

With the Sense of Directions kit, allow your 2nd grader to fully understand the above concepts in enjoyable and implementable detail! This kit consists of the following activities:

  • Make a direction finding device using a magnetic compass to learn about the cardinal directions – North, East, West, South
  • Learn to read the map of a region & identify location of landmarks
  • Play the Lost World game to navigate through a maze using the directions – Left, Right, Forward, and Backward

Hands-on learning, an alternative method that complements the regular education system’s theoretical syllabus will enhance your child’s confidence, problem-solving skills, effective utilization of time and positive attitude towards education!

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