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Research article
07 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 07 Mar 2022

Magnetic to the Core – communicating palaeomagnetism with hands-on activities

Annique van der Boon, Andrew J. Biggin, Greig A. Paterson, and Janine L. Kavanagh

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We present the Magnetic to the Core project, which communicated palaeomagnetism to members of the general public through hands-on experiments. The impact of the project was tested with an interactive quiz, which shows that this outreach event was successful in impacting visitors’ learning. We hope our Magnetic to the Core project can serve as an inspiration for other Earth science laboratories looking to engage a wide audience and measure the success and impact of their outreach activities.
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