Where on earth are we?!? If you consult your trusty compass, you can easily find out! So how, exactly, do you train a piece of metal to always point north? In this BrainPOP UK movie, Tim and Moby will teach you all you ever wanted to know about compasses and how they work! In this educational, animated movie you’ll discover what Earth’s magnetic field has to do with it, and how it interacts with a compass needle. You can also find out how magnetic north differs from the North Pole, and how sailors use compasses to navigate! Land-ho!

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