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How do you make a compass?
Talbot Hill Elementy School, Renton,WA
There is a good page that explains how to make a magnetic compass here
There is also a nice page on how to make a compass rose here
. This isnít a magnetic compass - itís a way to figure out the directions using the sun! (Of course, this doesnít work so well on a cloudy day.)
Finally, to find out more about how compasses work, check out the answer to the question The Compass Points North
(republished on 07/13/06)
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