How To Use A Compass
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Why Do YOU Need to Know About Compasses?
If you are given general directions (i.e 200 steps north) you could use a compass to get to that general area. Not only are they cool looking but they're also controlled by the Earth. There are tons of reasons why you should know about compasses. For an example, if you're outdoors hiking and you need to go 20 steps °15 degrees north, knowing how to use a compass would make it a lot easier.
How to use a compass
When you are given a direction and you need to use your compass, you first need to lay it flat on your hand. Keeping your hand as still as you can, turn your body around until the red part of the needle is on/facing the N on the compass. If you need to go north, you can just walk forward. If you are wanting to go south, east, or west, you can look down and see where those directions are and where you need to face. You should always check every so often so you know you're facing the right way.