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Co-host Hawaii Association of Language Teachers
At the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel on Kuhio, Honolulu, Hawaii
Pre-conference Workshops, Thursday March 3
Conference Sessions March 4-5

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Saturday, March 5 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Measuring Magnetic Fields Using a Homemade Compass

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If you teach in an immersion school, are an advocate for project- or problem-based learning, or interested in introducing STEM content into your standards-based FL curriculum, this focus session is for you! A great Chinese invention, the compass, was used early on as an instrument for fēng shuǐ (风 水). Participants will build their own simple compass and learn how it can be used to measure the strength of a magnetic field produced by current in a wire. This simple experiment illustrates how we combine ancient Chinese discoveries with modern day physical principles in a fun and engaging learning environment. Bring a device with a spreadsheet software available.
This focus session is limited to 20 attendees.


Matt Marone

Associate Professor of Physics, Mercer University
Ancient Science, Astronomy

Saturday March 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm HST
Prince Edward
  Focus Session (90 min.)