Magnetic Minesweeper

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


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!


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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