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Levitation Engineers: Exploring Forces

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Levitation tricks have been documented from the early 1900s, so how do they do it? Scholars learn about the force of magnetism in an attractive resource. They watch videos and design experiments to understand the strength and...
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Electrostatics: Maze Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to have an a-MAZE-ing time teaching electrostatics? Introduce physical science superstars to an engaging resource that tests their knowledge of attractive and repulsive forces. Pupils change the charge of a ball to guide it through...
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Charge Intensity and Electric Force

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a quick way to supercharge your electricity and magnetism unit? Assign a very responsive interactive designed to illustrate the relationship between charge, electric field, and the resulting forces. Learners experiment with...
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Electromagnificent

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This physics pun really hertz, but this STEM lesson plan can help. The inquiry-based activity has young scientists create a testable question about electromagnetic strength; plan and implement their own experiments; and record and...
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Planetary Magnetism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do magnetic fields look like? The best way to learn about magnetic fields is to try identifying them for yourself. Scholars will understand the importance of magnetic fields after completing this experiment. The extension activities...
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Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists need to figure out how to measure interplanetary magnetic fields, but the magnetic field of the spacecraft is interfering with their readings. Scholars attempt to solve the problem that has perplexed NASA scientists for years.
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Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Utah Open Textbook: 7th Grade Science

For Students 7th Standards
Physical and biological factors affect everyday living. Scholars explore concepts such as electromagnetic forces, motion, the rock cycle, and geological changes. They examine cells as the building blocks of life and how organisms...
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Electromagnets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the connection between electric current and magnets. Scholars create electromagnets by passing a magnet through a coil. They experiment with different materials to determine the variables that affect the strength of the current.
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Direction and Strength of Force in Electric Fields

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Finally, a helpful tool for modeling electric fields! Young physicists explore the unseen world of magnetism via a simple interactive. Individuals move a charged object around a stationary object and see the strength and directions of...
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Van de Graaff Discharge

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your class will definitely get a charge out of an electric interactive! Show young scientists what really happens when you place a wand near a Van de Graaff generator using a simulation. Pupils add varying amounts of negative charge to...
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Direction of Force Around a Van de Graaff—Negatively Charged

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the direction of magnetic force with a very attractive interactive! Young physicists move a positively charged object around a negatively charged Van de Graaff generator and observe the direction of the forces present. A...
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Direction of Force on Charged Objects

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Make your unit on magnetism a force to be reckoned with! Physical science scholars examine the direction of force on charged objects through a simple interactive. Pupils control the charge of the stationary object, then observe how it...
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Opposites Attract

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Whether they pull together or push away from one another, magnets are sure-fire pupil pleasers! Take their study of magnetism to a new level with a fun interactive. Individuals control the polarity of two spheres to observe attractive or...
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Visualizing Electric Fields and Forces

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shock your class with an exciting interactive about electric fields! Physical science superstars visualize the transparent world of electric fields by changing the charge on a stationary object. They then observe changes in the resulting...
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PS2B—Types of Interactions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Create a unit about types of interactions that your class will be attracted to! Delve into Next Generation Science Standard PS2B with a thought-provoking video. The narrator explains how to present interactions in elementary, middle, and...
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Target Game—Distance/Force Relationship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between the distance and the force of charged particles. Scholars adjust the location of charged particles to change the path of a launched particle. By displaying the electric field, they can make a connection...
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Target Game—Charge Magnitude/Force Relationship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build an electric field to direct a charged particle to a target. Scholars determine how location and strength of charge affect the electric field that surrounds the object. They complete two challenges to strengthen their understanding.
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Target Game—Free Play

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Challenge your classes to use electric fields to hit a target. Scholars place positively and negatively charged particles on a game board to direct a charged particle to a target. They can choose to view the electric field and force on...
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Simulating Microgravity with Buoyancy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do astronauts know how to live and work in a weightless environment? It doesn't come naturally! Junior physicists conduct experiments to examine the link between buoyancy and microgravity. Each activity illustrates a different aspect...
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Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.
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Electric Fields Simulation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can you get the puck into the goal using only electric charges on the ice? Scholars experiment with electrostatic forces as they determine which charges pull the puck and which repel it. Multiple levels reinforce different related...