Patrons learn about Earth's magnetic field and the animals that use magnetic homing (detecting patterns in Earth's magnetic field to find their way over long distances) by creating a "turtle" and a magnetic map of its habitat.
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American Geosciences Institute
NASA: Representation of Earth's Invisible Magnetic Field
NASA: Modeling Earth's Magnetism
National Geographic: How do Sea Turtles Find the Exact Location Where They Were Born?
NPR: Magnetic Fields are a Big Predictor of a Loggerhead Turtle's Genes ()
Earth Science Week
Photo Credit: NASA Schematic illustration of Earth's magnetic field by Peter Reid, The University of Edinburgh
[Suggest a book]
Sea Turtles by Kate Riggs (https://www.worldcat.org/title/sea-turtles/oclc/867716070&referer=brief_results);
Sea Turtles by Nancy Furstinger (https://www.worldcat.org/title/sea-turtles/oclc/904081885&referer=brief_results);
How Pigeons and Other Animals Sense Magnetic Fields by Ryan Nagelhout
The Homing Instinct: The Story and Science of Migration