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Lesson Worksheet: A Compass Science

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying a compass and describing how compasses work.


Fill in the blank: North, south, east, and west are the four .

Cardinal Direction Marker (Directional sign )
  • Aends of a magnet
  • Bplaces on Earth
  • Ccardinal directions


Select the tool that has a magnet that is used to help with finding directions.

  • A
  • B
  • C


Which compass is correctly labeled?

  • A
  • B
  • C


What are the four cardinal directions?

  • ANorth, south, east, and west
  • BUp, down, left, and right
  • CBackward, forward, above, and below


A class has been asked to compare and contrast a compass and a compass rose.

Who has suggested a difference between them?

  • ADavid
  • BCharlotte
  • CBothofthem


Look at the compass and the compass rose.

Fill in the blank: Both a compass and a compass rose have .

  • Acardinal directions
  • Bto be printed on a map
  • Ca magnet that points north


Pick the compass.

  • A
  • B
  • C


Pick the part of the compass that is a magnet that points north.

  • ACardinal directions
  • BNeedle
  • CCase


What does a compass help us find?

  • ACardinal directions
  • BLeft and right
  • CUp and down


Which cardinal direction is labeled 1?

  • ANorth
  • BWest
  • CEast
  • DSouth

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