What are two ways to find the north Star?

One way to find Polaris, the North Star, is to look for the "Big Dipper" and then look at the two stars forming the edge of the "bowl" on the dipper opposite the handle (these are Merak and Dubhe). Look straight along the line formed by the two stars "up" from the dipper about twice the distance that separates the two stars and you should see it. It will generally be in a northern part of the sky. The North Star is also the only one that doesn't move through the night. All other stars will appear to rotate around it.

Another way is to locate the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) and Polaris will be the star at the end of the handle.