What Is a Compass Needle?

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A compass needle refers to a weak magnet which tends to line up in a manner that allows it to point its 'north pole' which is the North Pole of the planet Earth when it is suspended. This happens because the earth is also magnetic.
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1. Place the compass on a flat, stable surface facing upward. 2. Place the south pole of the magnet directly on top of the needle. Drag the magnet slowly along the length of the needle
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Red needle.
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A compass needle is slightly magnetized so that it points to magnetic north, and is
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The energy comes from people. This is essentially what Martin Hogbin was saying, but let me elaborate on his point. The magnetic field can indeed store energy and then deliver it
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