South Pole Compass
Hi we are teachers at Ivy Hall middle school and some of our students
would like to know about magnets. Would a compass work the same way at the s
south pole as they do at the north pole? Thankfor your help.
Yup, a compass still points north near the south pole, just
as it does near the north pole. The only difference is that in
the northern hemisphere, north is actually slightly DOWN, while
in the southern hemisphere, north would be slightly UP.
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