# How does a compass work?

In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the compass and then use our knowledge to write instructions for a treasure map!

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What are the two poles of a magnet called?

1/3

Q2.What does 'repel' mean?

2/3

Q3.What's the sticky way to remember the sides of a magnet that attract?

3/3

#### Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What are the two poles of a magnet called?

1/3

Q2.What does 'repel' mean?

2/3

Q3.What's the sticky way to remember the sides of a magnet that attract?

3/3

# Video

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# Worksheet

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# How does a compass work? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In China, what was the name of the stone that was found to have magnetic properties?

1/3

Q2.What is the opposite pole to South?

2/3

Q3.What would happen if you hold a magnet up to a compass?

3/3

#### Unit quizzes are being retired in August 2023

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# How does a compass work? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.In China, what was the name of the stone that was found to have magnetic properties?

1/3

Q2.What is the opposite pole to South?

2/3

Q3.What would happen if you hold a magnet up to a compass?

3/3

# Lesson summary: How does a compass work?

## Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Dance