What's a Compass?

By: Julia Vosmeier


A Compass is an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.

Magnetic Field?

Earth's magnetic field is produced by the movement of molten materials in the outer core.

How to use a compass?

  1. Site where you want to go
  2. See what direction you have to go (north, south, east, or west)
  3. Take your compass out and see what direction you are at
  4. From there turn your self until you are at the direction you picked at step 2
  5. Start walking in that direction and repeat if needed

This tells what a compass is.

How to Use a Compass