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Magnetic Minesweeper

Submitted by PocketLab on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 19:37

Exploration

In the Magnetic Minesweeper Lab, you will recreate the classic computer game Minesweeper in real life! Using PocketLab’s magnetometer, you will try to discover hidden mines and mark their locations on a grid. You can do this lab with two people to create a Minesweeper competition. One partner hides mines in different grid locations while the other partner tries to locate the mines to not get blown up!

Objective

In this experiment, students will:
1. Use the magnetometer to survey an area for magnets.
2. Determine location and predict size of magnets relative to each other.

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Magnetic Field Minesweeper
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