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184 resources with the concept compasses

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Finding the Epicenter

For Teachers 6th Standards
The epicenter is the point on the ground above the initial point of rupture. The 10th lesson in a series of 20 encourages scholars to learn to triangulate the epicenter of an earthquake based on the arrival times of p waves and s waves....
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Plenty of Pentagons

For Students 6th - 8th
Why are only four colors needed to color webs from regular pentagons, not five? An assessment task requires young mathematicians to first construct regular pentagons using a compass and straightedge, then has them consider a shape formed...
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The Electricity and Magnetism Connection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Magnets don't grow in fields, but magnetic fields are important to understand. The lesson covers the effect electricity has on magnetic fields. Scholars use a compass, magnets, and electrical wire to test magnetic fields and energy...
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For Teachers 6th - 12th
Equip young campers with important survival knowledge with a set of engaging lessons. Teammates work together to complete three outdoor activities, which include building a shelter, starting a campfire, and finding directions in the...
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The Outdoors Camping and Survival Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Equip young campers with the tips and strategies for a safe trip to the outdoors with a series of lessons. They learn how to start fires with and without firewood, keep warm in snowy weather, and purify water to make it safe for drinking.
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Iron Filings and Magnetic Field Lines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do magnetic fields differ? Allow scholars to see the difference between 2-D and 3-D magnetic fields. They construct models of both and observe how they are similar and different. It is the fifth installment of an 18-part unit.
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Geometric Figures: Teaching Masters and Study Link Masters

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Help young mathematicians shape their understanding of geometry with this series of worksheets and activities. Starting with an introduction to line segments, lines, and rays, the first unit in this math series continues on to explore...
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Math Manipulative and Math Teacher Tool Labels

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Bring some organization to your class's supply of math manipulatives with this collection of printable labels. From rulers and base-ten blocks, to stopwatches and fraction circles, labels are included for dozens of different objects,...
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Street Mapping

For Students 1st - 5th
What's around the block? Or down the street? Ask your pupils to tap into their map skills by drafting the area around their home and school.
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Map Skills Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young pupils develop their mapping skills and knowledge by designing their own islands, using geographic terms and physical features they have learned as features of their work.
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Reading a Map

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Young geographers improve their map skills by practicing locating the cardinal directions on a map, identifying symbols on a map key, and describing where objects on the map are located relative to other locations.
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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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Imaginary Nation: Constructing a Map

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Your young geographers will combine what they have learned about the five themes of geography and their inner creativity to design a physical map for an imaginary nation.
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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
Learners 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, students 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 lesson, young geographers discover how to read a map and the elements printed on the map. They hunt for states, captials, and National Parks on a map.
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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...