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Science 4 Inquiry

#### 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...
Unit Plan
Columbus City Schools

#### Force Field Physics

For Teachers 8th Standards
Attracted class members to an activity-packed journey through the science behind the invisible forces at workÂ all around us. From jump rope generators to junkyard wars, there's never a dull moment when eighth grade physics scholars...
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Bonneville

#### Solar Pathfinder Tutorial

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Find the right path to learn about solar energy. Scholars set up and use Solar Pathfinders to take measurements related to solar insolation at a particular site. Based on the data, they estimate the solar potential in kWh/m^2/day of a...
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Science Matters

#### Magnetic Fields: Making a Compass

For Teachers 4th Standards
What better way to understand how an object works than to make one! Learners take what they learned in the previous lessons and construct their own compasses. Using a needle, water, and styrofoam, they build and test compasses and verify...
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Science Matters

#### May the Magnetic Force Be with You

For Teachers 4th Standards
Attraction and repulsive forcesÂ might seem mysterious to young learners. Have your classes experiment with these forces in the second installment of aÂ 14-part unit on magnetism and electricity. Individuals test different objects in the...
Interactive
Physics Classroom

#### Polarization

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are your young physicists static-savvy? Test their skills using an engaging interactive from the Static Electricity series! Learners evaluate scenarios to determine how charges move between conductors and insulators, then identify...
Lab Resource
US Department of Energy

#### Magnets on a Stick: A Magnetic Force Demonstration Device

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some magnets attract while others repel? Scholars use clearly labeled permanent magnets to explore the attractive question. They compare the behavior of like versus opposite poles to find the answer.
PPT
Bowels Physics

#### Magnetic Fields and Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every knows that opposites attract! Here's a presentation that uses this background knowledge to explain magnetic fields and forces. The resource alsoÂ explains the shape of magnetic fields and how to determine the direction of forces.
PPT
Urbana School District

#### Magnetism

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The compass was first used in 206 B.C., but we didn't discover magnetic poles until 1263 A.D. Presentation begins with the history of magnetism before continuing on to magnetic fields, magnetic forces, electromagnets, currents,...
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Teach Engineering

#### Drawing Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Class members use a compass and several points to map out the magnetic field of a magnet. Pairs trace the magnetic field lines produced by a permanent magnetÂ by positioning the compass in numerous spots around the magnet to view the...
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#### Magnetic Attraction

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
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Vosonos

#### Interactive Minds: Solar System

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Travel through space as you learn about the galaxy, solar system, planets, and much more. An extensive resource for studying astronomy in upper-elementary and middle school classrooms.
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Curated OER

#### Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction...
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Curated OER

#### Magnets

For Teachers 2nd
What a great way to have your second graders explore magnetism! Learners conduct an experiment in which they identify objects attracted to magnets. Then, they create a presentation in which they display objects involving magnets.
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Teach Engineering

#### Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Introduce your class to magnetic fieldsÂ with an activity that demonstrates that a compass is affected by the magnetic field of the earth, unless a closer, stronger magnetic field is present. Pupils can use this fact in the associated...
PPT
Mr. E. Science

#### Magnetism and Electromagnetism

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
The biggest magnet in the world is at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and can reach 100 tesla. By comparison, magnets that lift cars are aboutÂ two tesla. The 11th presentation in this series covers magnetism, focusing on...
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Curated OER

#### The Magnetometer

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Physical or earth science pupils prepare a magnetometer by inducing magnetism into a pair of straight pins. As the pins hang from a thread, they can be used to detect the magnetic field or poles of a magnet. They could also be used as a...
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Curated OER

#### Magnetism

For Teachers 4th - 5th
If you are looking for a concise set of slides dealing with the basics of magnetism, look no further. Each slide defines a different magnetism concept: poles, fields, atoms, currents, electromagnets, motors, and generators. The only...
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Curated OER

#### Magnetism

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Attract your class to magnetism with this straightforward presentation. Using bullet points and simple phrases, viewers are taught the basics of magnetism. There are no pictures or diagrams to help explain, so you might want to add a few...
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Curated OER

#### Magnetism

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Provide physical science explorers an overview of magnetism with this collection of slides. The third slide posts hyperlinks to websites that cover magnetic fields in detail, so ideally this presentation would be viewed by small groups...
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Magnetism

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this magnetism worksheet, students answer ten questions about magnets, their magnetic poles, the magnetic lines of flux and how magnets work.
Organizer
Curated OER

#### Magnets

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this magnets activity, students read for information, observe diagrams, and experiment. In this identifying the correct answer and T-Chart activity, students answer nine questions.
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Curated OER

#### Which Way is North?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this magnets worksheet, students explain how they would determine the north and south poles of a magnet. This worksheet has 3 short essay questions.
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Curated OER

#### Magnets

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders classify objects and create hypotheses regarding their magnetic properties. They watch a video about magnets and finally use a magnet to test their hypotheses created earlier.