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Title Magnets-Introduction (Inquiry Based)
Description The students will use the simulation to learn the goals through an inquiry approach. Learning Goals: Students will be able to 1.Predict the direction of the magnet field for different locations around a bar magnet and electromagnet. 2.Compare and contrast bar magnets and electromagnets 3.Identify the characteristics of electromagnets that are variable and what effects each variable has on the magnetic field strength and direction. 4.Relate magnetic field strength to distance quantitatively and qualitatively 5.Compare and contrast the fields of gravity and magnets qualitatively
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Concept Questions, Lab
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Faraday, Magnetism, field, magnet, phet activity, pole
Simulation(s) Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab, Magnet and Compass, Magnets and Electromagnets


Author(s) Trish Loeblein
Contact Email patricia.loeblein@colorado.edu
School / Organization PhET CU Boulder
Date submitted 7/30/05
Date updated 7/20/13