The Compass. Before the Compass people would navigate using the North Star. (The Big Dipper is sometimes called “ The Drinking Gourd ,” do you know why ?). Pointer Stars. The Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. Use the two stars at the
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(The Big Dipper is sometimes called “The Drinking Gourd,” do you know why?)
The Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. Use the two stars at the
bottom of the cup of the big dipper to find Polaris the North Star which
Is at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper.
Put RED in the SHED and Follow Fred.
it. These numbers are the
degrees in a circle = 360.
This dial turns so you can always put the RED north arrow in the shed located in the center circle.
Have students stand in a straight line facing NORTH.
Stand about 25 ft. in front of the line and have all
students point their compass at you.
Have them call off the readings on their compasses.