Become an Explorer: Make and Use a Compass - eBook-Library
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Become an Explorer: Make and Use a Compass - eBook-Library

ISBN eBook Terms Price Buy
978-1-60357-237-8-L-1-1 One-to-One $19.99 + -
978-1-60357-237-8-L-2YR-UNL 2 Year Unlimited $29.99 + -
978-1-60357-237-8-L-5YR-UNL 5 Year Unlimited $34.95 + -
978-1-60357-237-8-L-UNL Unlimited Access $39.99 + -
978-1-59953-383-4-E Hardcover Book $19.95 + -
  • ISBN
    978-1-60357-237-8-L-1-1

Look Inside Who knew such a small tool would have such a huge impact on history? The magnetic compass has been used for almost 1,000 years. Explorers have been able to find their way around the globe with a compass as their guide. In this book, learn about the history of navigation, the science of magnetism, and how the many parts of a compass work together to put people on the right path. Follow the step-by-step instructions to make a compass of your own, and learn about the adventurous sport of orienteering. Then use these skills to explore the world right outside your door.

  • eBook Terms
    One-to-One, 2 Year Unlimited, 5 Year Unlimited, Unlimited Access, Hardcover Book
  • Lexile Level
    790L
  • Reading Level
    5.2
  • Dewey Number
    681.7
  • Binding
    Ebook
  • Series
    Creative Adventure Guides
  • Copyright
    2011
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    3-6
  • Author
    Dana Meachen Rau
  • Subject
    orienteering
This is a solid resource that enables children to produce items that are appealing to most youngsters. However, children may not immediately choose these books themselves. The illustrations do not jump off the page and appear to be a bit outdated. Each book contains a chapter on the history or background, inner workings, and production of an item. This series would probably be used more often if purchased as a teacher reference.

Library Media Connection 2011



Orienteering is a growing sport, and many scouts learn and practice this skill. Not only does Make and Use a Compass teach students how to create their own compass, it teaches students how to use it properly, taking the magnetic north vs. polar north into account. Geocaching is also introduced, along with an activity that students may wish to try. Step-by-step directions, glossary terms, other books and websites for further information are also included. This is a good purchase for fourth grade through middle schoolers who love exploring the wilderness. Also reviewed: Starting a Business; Get Tied Up; Light Your Way; and Get Connected

Garland Independent School District, June 2011



The reader will learn the history of the compass, how they work, and what they are used for. By following the directions clearly explained in the book, the student can also make his/her own compass and activities using the compass. A glossary, index and list of other sources are included. This activity could not only have appeal to individual readers, but also could be an interesting class activity. Sandra Carlson, Teacher Assistant, University Meadows Elementary School.

Book Buzz, December 2010