How to Use a Compass

By : Caleb Clemons

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How does the Earth's Magnetic Field affects compasses?

  1. The earth's magnetic field causes a compass to point north, because compasses are powered by magnets.

How To Read A Compass?

You have to hold your compass steady in your hand so the compass is level and the arrow is pointing straight away from you. You can use a compass to determine the direction you’re standing because if you know where North is you can determine where South, East, and West are.

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