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Title Exploring magnets, pickup coils and generators
Description In this lab, students investigate magnets, pickup coils and generators. Students determine how to make the light bulb light up using the pickup coil and a magnet. They investigate ways to increase the brightness of the bulb and design a generator.
Subject Physics
Level High School
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords induction, magnets
Simulation(s) Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab


Author(s) Elyse Zimmer
Contact Email elyse.zimmer@gmail.com
School / Organization KIPP Houston Public Schools
Date submitted 7/21/14
Date updated 7/21/14