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Exploration Stations Name: Eduardo V. Farrier 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) Compass An instrument of navigation that indicates direction based on magnetic fields. It points to the north. This instrument seems essential during navigation to ensure the ship is going the right direction. 2 Maps Visual representations of the land and seas of known territory. From the point of view of most important item, maps rank very high, but since back in the day there were still areas to be explored, I felt it was essential only after the compass. 3 Sextant An instrument used to measure the latitude of a ship in relation to the sun and the horizon. Being one of the earliest instruments of navigation, it helped find the altitude based on the location of the ship and the stars. 4 Astrolabe Earlier version of the sextant. Same as above 5 Cross-staff An instrument to measure the altitude of stars and planets in degrees and minutes.

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