In these magnetism experiments you will learn how to tell which way is north, east, south, and west using a needle for a compass. Sailing ships were at the mercy of wind currents and storms as they sailed in the open oceans. Prior to modern instruments sailors used magnetism to find their way on the high seas.
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Earth has a magnetic field around both poles. The magnetic field is similar to a bar magnet with a tilt 11 degrees off of Earth's axis that spins in a circle once every 24 hours that gives us night and day.
The point on the Earth's axis at both the north and south poles is called magnetic north and south. This point on the Earth's surface changes over time. The poles may wander each year more than 5 miles.
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