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Magnets and Electromagnets
|Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet. Discover how you can use a battery and wire to make a magnet! Can you make it a stronger magnet? Can you make the magnetic field reverse?|
- Magnetic Field
Sample Learning Goals
- Predict the direction of the magnet field for different locations around a bar magnet and electromagnet
- Compare and contrast bar magnets and electromagnets
- Identify the characteristics of electromagnets that are variable and what effects each variable has on the magnetic field's strength and direction
- Relate magnetic field strength to distance quantitatively and qualitatively
Tips for Teachers
The teacher's guide (pdf) contains tips created by the PhET team.
|Simulation compatibility by Device||Oliver Nix||Other||Other||7/21/14|
|Magnets-Introduction (Inquiry Based)||Trish Loeblein||HS||CQs
|Experiments with Bar Magnets and Electromagnets||Maria Falbo||HS||Lab||5/11/08|
|Μαγνήτες,μαγνητικό πεδίο.||Παναγιώτης Αρφάνης||HS||Demo
|: Manifestaciones de la||rosa elena rodriguez villalba||HS||Demo||4/23/12|
You can submit your own ideas and activities.
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OS 10.5 or later
Sun Java 1.5.0_19 or later
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