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. This series provides readers with step-by-step instructions on a variety of different fun projects that range from arts and crafts to starting a business. Each book explains important history or background information needed to understand the subject of each title and the simple-to-follow instructions help the reader start the project and bring it to completion. Social Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math connections throughout.