|Skills used||Latitude & Longitude|
|Using scale to measure distance|
|Materials Needed||Globe in Horizon Ring Mounting|
|In your study of history you will learn about improvements that the
compass brought to navigation during the
period of exploration. You will learn that the needle of the compass
always aligns north and south. But, is this always true? You can use
your globe to find out.
|On your globe circle the small "+" symbol that you will find near
78N/105W. What does this symbol represent?
|The magnetic north pole is the location at which the head of the
compass needle actually points. Approximately how far is the magnetic
north pole from the geographic, or true, north pole?
|If you had a magnetic compass in an airplane at 85N/105W, in what
direction would the head of the needle point? (3.)
|If you were in Nome, Alaska at 65N/165W, what direction would the
head of your compass needle point? (4.) _______________________________
|In which of the following cities would a magnetic compass needle
most accurately point to the geographic north pole?
b. Los Angeles, California at 34N/118W.
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