How To Use a Compass

By: Xitlaly Aguirre

How a compass works .

Imagine you were lost in the woods, the best chance you have of finding your way out is probably a tiny magnet. See a magnet is what makes a compass point North , the small magnetic pin in a compass is suspended so that it can spin freely inside its casing, and respond to our plants magnetism. A compass points north because all magnets have two poles, a north pole ans a south pole , and north pole of one magnet is attracted to the south pole of another magnet.

What is a Compass.

A compass is an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.But you should never put it near a computer because it could interfere with it, mostly because it has a magnet in it too.