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186 resources with the concept compasses

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Magnet and Compass

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Both magnetic poles on the earth move, but can you make the magnetic poles on a magnet move? The simulation compares the magnetic field of a bar magnet to the magnetic field of the earth. A compass measures the changes as scholars vary...
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Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists need to figure out how to measure interplanetary magnetic fields, but the magnetic field of the spacecraft is interfering with their readings. Scholars attempt to solve the problem that has perplexed NASA scientists for years.
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Construct a 90 Degree Angle

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
There is more than one way to create a 90-degree angle. Using a compass and a straightedge, the video shows two ways to construct a right angle. The ways include using perpendicular bisectors and circle theorems. To wrap up, pupils...
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Constructing Equilateral Triangles and 60 Degree Angles

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Creating a 60-degree angle also creates an equilateral triangle. By watching the video, individuals learn the steps required to construct a 60-degree angle. The presentation shows that the process is the same for constructing an...
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Constructing SSS Triangles

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Creating a triangles is as easy as 5, 6, 7. Using a ruler and compass to measure off lengths, a short video shows how to construct a triangle with three specific side lengths. The example creates a triangle with side lengths of 5 cm, 6...
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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Using a Compass to Construct a Tangent Line

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't just touch upon the resource once; use it again and again. Pupils construct a tangent line to a given circle that intersects the circle at one point. The strategy here is to use a compass and straightedge.
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Crafty Circumference Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
With a little imagination, you can make these construction tools work, too. A creative lesson builds upon the knowledge of construction tools to come up with other tools to use. Pupils learn how to construct a regular hexagon inscribed...
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Square in a Circle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This is much easier than putting a square peg in a round hole. Scholars use geometric construction methods to create an inscribed square in a circle. The preferred method for this worksheet is using a compass and straightedge.
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Regular Hexagon in the Circle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To locate the vertices, look no further than the radius. The assessment provides the pupils with a circle. Learners construct an inscribed regular hexagon in the circle using a straightedge and compass.
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Back to the Basics: Constructions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Create a constructionist approach to constructions. The lesson introduces the concept and tools of constructions. Pupils use worksheets to find a method that will perform the given constructions. The teacher guides the groups and...
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Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.
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Direction on the Earth: Using a Compass

For Students 6th - 8th
Navigate the world of orienteering in an informative interactive. Earth science scholars learn practical direction skills, such as proper polar coordinates and pairing compasses with maps. The interactive map allows them to practice...
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Geometry: Constructions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes a compass and straightedge are the correct tools for the job. Scholars use a given line segment to make geometric constructions. These include constructing a copy of the line segment, constructing an equilateral triangle, and...
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Equilateral Triangle in a Circle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
I thought compasses could only draw circles! Scholars draw an equilateral triangle inscribed in a given circle. They accomplish this by using a compass and straightedge as the solution strategy.
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The Electricity and Magnetism Connection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Magnets don't grow in fields, but magnetic fields are important to understand. The lesson covers the effect electricity has on magnetic fields. Scholars use a compass, magnets, and electrical wire to test magnetic fields and energy...
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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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Iron Filings and Magnetic Field Lines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do magnetic fields differ? Allow scholars to see the difference between 2-D and 3-D magnetic fields. They construct models of both and observe how they are similar and different. It is the fifth installment of an 18-part unit.
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Geometric Figures: Teaching Masters and Study Link Masters

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Help young mathematicians shape their understanding of geometry with this series of worksheets and activities. Starting with an introduction to line segments, lines, and rays, the first unit in this math series continues on to explore...
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Street Mapping

For Students 1st - 5th
What's around the block? Or down the street? Ask your pupils to tap into their map skills by drafting the area around their home and school.
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Map Skills Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young pupils develop their mapping skills and knowledge by designing their own islands, using geographic terms and physical features they have learned as features of their work.
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Reading a Map

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Young geographers improve their map skills by practicing locating the cardinal directions on a map, identifying symbols on a map key, and describing where objects on the map are located relative to other locations.
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Imaginary Nation: Constructing a Map

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Your young geographers will combine what they have learned about the five themes of geography and their inner creativity to design a physical map for an imaginary nation.
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Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points.