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Exploration Stations Name: 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. Rankin g Item Brief Description Reason you ranked it here 1 (Best) 2 Magnetic Compass Helps indicate NSEW Easy to use and understand. 3 Back Staff Cross staff with no blindness Crossstaff without the cons. 4 Astrolabe Complex tool that takes into account the location of the stars Kind of uneven to use and very shakey. 5 Quadrent Quarter of a circle meant to determine the height of the north star Seems really confusing to me. 6 (Worst) Cross Staff Measured the latitude with the altitude of the sun. It could cause blindness.

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