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NCTE Activity- Compass
Task with Student Directions

GLOBE Assessment
Grade 5-8

Literacy Activity for Protocol Test

Write an eight-line poem. The first line should be about something, someone, someplace North. Each of the remaining lines of the poem should continue with the directions around the compass - NorthEast, East, SouthEast etc.

Compass Protocol Test

The Compass protocol test assesses students' ability to take accurate measurements using a compass.

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Use of Compass Protocol Test




Student activity & Level of Performance

+ appropriate student performance

- inappropriate student performance

n.a. not appropriate or not observed

Using a Compass                                              
Set dial to desired degree reading                                              
Hold compass level                                              
Turn body until red end of magnetic needle lines up with orienting arrow                                              
Walk toward object in line with compass bearing;                                              
Stop & check calibration of arrows every few paces                                              


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