Magnets and Electromagnets

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  • Magnetic Field
  • Magnets
  • Electromagnets

Description

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?

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
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Magnets, Electromagnets and Ohm's Law Lab! Jamie Schoenberger MS Lab
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Magnetic Field Investigation Andrzej Sokolowski HS Lab Physics
Experiments with Bar Magnets and Electromagnets Maria Falbo HS Lab Physics
Magnetism Travis Brown HS Lab
Introducción a Magnetismo A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. José Orozco y Diana López MS
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Μαγνήτες,μαγνητικό πεδίο. Παναγιώτης Αρφάνης HS Other
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Design Team Third-party Libraries Thanks To
  • Michael Dubson
  • Chris Malley (developer)
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Carl Wieman
  • Interviewer: Danielle Harlow
  • Interviewer: Archie Paulson