# Question #812a5

Apr 24, 2016

You can use a simple map compass

#### Explanation:

You can use a simple map compass. Without the magnet present, the compass arrow will point towards the earth's North Pole. The compass arrow is a magnet itself, and the end pointing north will be its north pole.

In compass terminology, "north pole" means North Pole seeking. The fact that is it attracted to the North Pole actually tells us that the earth's North Pole is in fact a magnetic
south pole (just to make life more difficult!)