As a part of your middle school geography lessons, teach your children how to make a compass using materials found around the house with this printable.

How to Make a Compass & Determine North

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As a part of your middle school geography lessons, download this printable to teach your children how to make a compass using materials found around the house.

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How do you find out which direction is north? With a compass!

As a part of your middle school geography lessons, teach your children how to make a compass using materials found around the house. They can use it to determine “north” using magnetic declination (the difference between geographic north and magnetic north).

Since every map has a compass rose, you’re bound to come across plenty of compass rose activities during your geography studies. Making a homemade compass is an excellent hands-on activity your older kids can do to get familiar with this common tool.

This printable will walk you through the process of creating a compass and help them learn the terminology associated with the compass rose (ordinal directions).

 


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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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