What happens when magnetic north and true north align?

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This article discusses a rare event where the Earth’s geographic and magnetic poles come into alignment. It would be suited to students in years 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10 studying Physical, Chemical and Earth and Space Sciences and those in Senior Secondary Science, studying Unit 3 (Gravity and Electromagnetism) of Physics.

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Years: 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Materials

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy