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Vocab. 7-1:2 part1

7-1:2 vocabulary

Navigate set a ship's course over water
Compass uses a magnetized needle to determine direction
Astrolabe allowed sailors to use the position of the sun and stars
Latitude is the distance, in degrees, north and south of the Equator
Cartographers mapmakers
Rudder a flat, movible piece at rear of the ship
Caravel allowed sea captains to sail closer to shore
Gunpower a mixture of chemicals that explode when lit
Colonies settlement ruled by home land
Created by: gilbert middle