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Exploration Stations Name: Kinsley Pate Station 1: Reasons for and Methods of Exploration 1. Explain the concept of “God, gold, and glory!” as it pertains to explorers. 2. Rank the items explorers used to navigate the seas using the handouts AND the
textbook, page 530. Use your own words. Ranking Item Brief Description Reason you ranked it here 1 (Best) Maps A representation of a region of the earth or heavens. It actually shows you where you are going rather than just pointing you in a direction. 2 Compass An instrument whose magnetized metal needle aligns itself with the magnetic fields of the earth. This causes one end of the needle to point north. Mariners used this information to navigate the ship. The Chinese are said to have invented the first compass over 2000 years ago. This is useful even to this day. While, in my opinion, it s not as useful as a map, it s still VERY useful because it is pointing you north using magnets, so you won t get lost because you know which direction you re going. 3 Quadrant An early instrument for measuring altitude of celestial bodies, consisting of a 90° graduated arc with a movable radius for measuring angles.

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