Why Does a Compass Point North?

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A compass constantly points north because the Earth, like a magnet, normally has an electromagnetic field. In short, the earth is magnetic and also the needle of a compass is magnetic. The inside of the earth works like a strong magnet. One end of a magnet is usually near the North Pole.
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1. Pass a rare earth magnet along the length of a needle six or seven times. Keep the magnet and needle as close together as you can without them actually touching. This will align
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A compasses needle is magnetic and the earths' poles are magnetic. The magnetic needles south end always points north.
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The Earth's poles have a magnetic field, the magnet in a compass is attracted to the magnetic
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A magnet-made of iron or other special metals that are electrically charged-has two poles, or ends, where its magnetic strength is greatest. Each end has an opposite electrical charge
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It would seem that science shows that the reason a compass always points north or seems to point north is because both the compass and the earth are magnets and the earth gives off a magnetic field forcing the compass to point north.
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