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145 resources with the keyterm compass

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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. 
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
This set of seven activities attracts physical science stars to concepts concerning magnetism. Pupils play with a lodestone, magnets, needles, and iron filings to understand magnetic forces, fields, and applications. If you are new to...
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Mapping It Out: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 2nd
A great way to introduce 2nd graders to map skills would be to use this presentation. The visuals are inviting and the layout is easy to understand. This would be a terrific way to cover the basics on how to read a map. There is also a...
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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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True North, Magnetic North

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners explain why compass angles need to be corrected for regional magnetic variation. They observe the difference between magnetic and true north. Each student measures the angle of variation for a town in a different state.
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Basic Mapping Skills

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Establish and study the parts of a map with your class and, then they will work in small groups to create their own detailed map, including a legend.  There are specific instructions to follow on what needs to be included.
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Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A young boy, "Science Ben," smiles and follows the directions of the narrator as he traces the path of a magnetic field with a magnet. This is a demonstrative video that helps young physical scientists visualize the magnetic field. Show...
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Compass Reading

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a basic lesson plan on reading a compass. Learn the names of the parts of a compass. Learn how to read a bearing in degrees. Then go outside and follow a course of cones set up on the grass or in a clear area. Starting at one...
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Compass Reading Comprehension Activity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this compass reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 paragraph selection pertaining to compass and then answer 3 multiple choice questions regarding the information
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The Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Physical or earth science pupils prepare a magnetometer by inducing magnetism into a pair of straight pins. As the pins hang from a thread, they can be used to detect the magnetic field or poles of a magnet. They could also be used as a...
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Orienteering Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone lesson.  The fun...
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For Teachers 4th - 8th
Attract your class to magnetism with this straightforward presentation. Using bullet points and simple phrases, viewers are taught the basics of magnetism. There are no pictures or diagrams to help explain, so you might want to add a few...
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Direction and Angle: Positions and Directions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This is an interesting mix of concepts. Half of this presentation provides double-digit addition and subtraction practice and the other half has students discuss cardinal directions and right angles. Use these together, or use them on...
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Arthur Compass Rose

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Keep your class headed in the right direction with this printable compass rose. Large and easy to read with a smiling picture of Arthur in the middle, this resource would make a fun addition to the desk of any primary grade student.
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Do You Know Your Map?

For Students 3rd - 8th
Arm your young learners with the skills to properly review and analyze maps! These worksheets involve using longitude and latitude to locate countries on a map, matching geography terms from a word bank to their proper definitions, and...
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Compass Points 2

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
If you're looking for a worksheet that enhances the skills of your pupils when using a compass, this one could be for you. Pupils are faced with 12 compass word problems in which they must give a variety of answers regarding degrees,...
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Compass Deviation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and describe the difference between the magnetic north pole and true north. They consider why sailors could not steer a straight course to the New World from the Old.
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Understanding the Compass

For Teachers 4th
Young geographers view an excellent description of how compasses work, then work in partners to make a compass of their own. There is a heavy religious component in this lesson; for example, as closure, the teacher reads a verse from the...
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Introduction to Magnets

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Ask your class what they know about magnets, then take some time and explain basic magnetic properties. This presentation covers polarity, magnets in compasses, and magnetic force. It provides a quick hands-on exploration where kids...
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North, South, East, and West

For Teachers 3rd
A basic lesson plan on the teaching of the cardinal directions awaits your class. They are directed to go to different parts of the playground and where they attempt to describe their location in relation to each other by using the...
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For Teachers K - 8th
Students explore how the earth is a magnet and that magnets have two "poles".  In this magnetic lesson students complete an activity by designing their own compass. 
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Skills and Applications

For Students 10th
In this skills and applications worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 22 various types of problems. First, they use a compass and straightedge to construct a reflection of each figure. Then, students find the number of lines of...
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The Top 5 Ancient Chinese Inventions

For Students 6th - 9th
In this top five ancient Chinese inventions learning exercise, students investigate each Chinese invention in detail along with the top five British inventions of all time. Students then answer five comprehension questions while writing...
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Direction Skills

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography activity, students read an excerpt on what directions tell someone. They respond to 6 short answer questions related to the neighborhood illustration found on the second page of the activity.