definition of a compass

a compass is a instrument that helps locate were you are going

Step by Step directions for using a compass.

First there are four sides of a compass they are North, South, east ,and West

  1. Hold your compass steadily in your hand so the base plate is level and the direction-of-travel arrow is pointing straight away from you.
  2. Look down at the compass and see where the needle points.
  3. Turn your body while keeping the compass right in front of you.
  4. Keep turning until the needle points the way that you are going
  5. then you keep doing that