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For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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Arthur Compass Rose

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Keep your class headed in the right direction with this printable compass rose. Large and easy to read with a smiling picture of Arthur in the middle, this resource would make a fun addition to the desk of any primary grade student.
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Make Your Own Compass

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Have your class create their own compass. Using a needle, a container of water and a magnet, have learners explore magnetism. They will love making this useful tool and it will reinforce the fact that Earth has a magnetic field.
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How to Copy a Polygon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A middle school students shows us how to accurately copy a polygon on a piece of paper. He uses a compass, ruler, and pencil in order to copy the correct angles and lines. This is a great video to engage your students at the beginning of...
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Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points. 
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True North, Magnetic North

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars explain why compass angles need to be corrected for regional magnetic variation. They observe the difference between magnetic and true north. Each student measures the angle of variation for a town in a different state.
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
This set of seven activities attracts physical science stars to concepts concerning magnetism. Pupils play with a lodestone, magnets, needles, and iron filings to understand magnetic forces, fields, and applications. If you are new to...
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Introduction to Magnets

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Ask your class what they know about magnets, then take some time and explain basic magnetic properties. This presentation covers polarity, magnets in compasses, and magnetic force. It provides a quick hands-on exploration where kids...
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Construct, Bisect, Duplicate: Geometry Practice with Compass and Straight Edge

For Students 9th - 12th
Geometers employ a straight edge and compass to duplicate and bisect segments and angles, construct perpendiculars, parallel lines, figures, and circles with points of concurrency. Ample practice with 65 questions across 8 worksheets. No...
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Making a Six-pointed Star

For Students 7th - 8th
In this polygon worksheet, learners identify and create a six-pointed star by completing 6 steps. First, they use a compass to trace a circle with a given radius. Then, students draw a point on circumference of the circle and place the...
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Using a Map to Locate Places

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is a good way to explore the concept of map skills. In this geography instructional activity, young geographers discover how to read a map and the elements printed on the map. They hunt for states, captials, and National Parks on...
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Basic Mapping Skills

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Establish and study the parts of a map with your class and, then they will work in small groups to create their own detailed map, including a legend.  There are specific instructions to follow on what needs to be included.
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Mapping It Out: Social Studies Online

For Teachers 2nd
A great way to introduce 2nd graders to map skills would be to use this presentation. The visuals are inviting and the layout is easy to understand. This would be a terrific way to cover the basics on how to read a map. There is also a...
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Do You Know Your Map?

For Students 3rd - 8th
Arm your young learners with the skills to properly review and analyze maps! These worksheets involve using longitude and latitude to locate countries on a map, matching geography terms from a word bank to their proper definitions, and...
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Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A young boy, "Science Ben," smiles and follows the directions of the narrator as he traces the path of a magnetic field with a magnet. This is a demonstrative video that helps young physical scientists visualize the magnetic field. Show...
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Easy DIY Compass

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What direction is north? Teach your class how to make a simple compass after watching this clip. It's a great project for young learners who are just beginning to work with magnets. As an extension activity, you could take your class...
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Compass Points 2

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
If you're looking for a worksheet that enhances the skills of your pupils when using a compass, this one could be for you. Pupils are faced with 12 compass word problems in which they must give a variety of answers regarding degrees,...
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Compass Reading

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a basic lesson on reading a compass. Learn the names of the parts of a compass. Learn how to read a bearing in degrees. Then go outside and follow a course of cones set up on the grass or in a clear area. Starting at one cone,...
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Orienteering - Lesson 10 - Putting It All Together

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wrap up this unit by navigating through a prescribed course using a map and a compass. Put all the skills learned about reading a compass and using a map to navigate through an unknown course. Each learner should have a control card...
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Orienteering - The Fundamentals

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by...
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Orienteering - Lesson 6 - Compasses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Travel using a compass. Get your bearings! What does that mean? Choose a starting point, set your bearings, move to a location, and then use your bearings to return to the original starting point. It is of utmost importance to understand...
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Compass Reading Comprehension Activity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this compass reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 paragraph selection pertaining to compass and then answer 3 multiple choice questions regarding the information
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The Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Physical or earth science pupils prepare a magnetometer by inducing magnetism into a pair of straight pins. As the pins hang from a thread, they can be used to detect the magnetic field or poles of a magnet. They could also be used as a...
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Orienteering Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone lesson.  The fun...