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Magnetic Fields Matter

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Help your young scientists learn which materials are affected by magnetic fields with an activity that presents the information about different types of materials — diamagnetic, paramagnetic, and ferromagnetic — and their interaction...
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Magnetism

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This set of seven activities attracts physical science stars to concepts concerning magnetism. Pupils play with a lodestone, magnets, needles, and iron filings to understand magnetic forces, fields, and applications. If you are new to...
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The Power of Magnets

For Teachers 1st
Young scientists view this interactive slide show which teaches them about magnetism. Students test a variety of objects such as: a pencil, paper clip, penny, marble, and yarn to see if they can make a magnet move. Students see that the...
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Magnet Mania

For Teachers K - 1st
Youngsters go on a magnetic fishing trip! Use an engaging and clever language arts lesson plan to reinforce the recognition of the letters of the alphabet with very young readers. A fishing pole is made of a ruler and a piece of string...
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Magnetic Attraction

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Teach your class about magnets and electromagnets with a reading passage. After reading the passage, learners respond to five related questions.
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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.
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Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Magnetic fields might not be a field of dreams but they are useful. Class members observe the reactions of magnetic fields using a compass, iron filings in a paper container, and iron filings suspended in mineral oil. 
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The Electricity and Magnetism Connection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Magnets don't grow in fields, but magnetic fields are important to understand. The lesson covers the effect electricity has on magnetic fields. Scholars use a compass, magnets, and electrical wire to test magnetic fields and energy...
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Electromagnetism - Magnetic Force: The Four Fundamental Forces of Physics #4b

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The magnets on a refrigerator are stronger than Earth's magnetic force. Watch a video that describes the fundamental force of magnetism. It relates magnetism to electricity and connects this to almost every type of electricity generator...
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The Invisible Electromagnet: A Transparent Magnetic Field Viewer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Audio speakers, hard drives, credit cards, and even the earth use magnetic fields. While we observe the effect of magnetic fields, we can't actually see them. A viewer helps participants explore magnetic fields, some of the items that...
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Magnetic Fluids

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teams work as material engineers to create ferrofluids, whose shape is influenced by magnetic fields. The activity, which is the fourth in the six-part series, has the teams create magnetic ink and use it to write, testing it with a...
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Circuits and Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Have your class use compasses to try to find the magnetic field around an electric current. Groups use the same technique to visualize magnetic fields as they did in the second activity in the series, but this time, the field is created...
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Magnetic or Not?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
 The class must determine the magnetic properties of different materials, including aluminum and steel by sorting through materials using a magnet. Groups make a prediction on whether a material is magnetic and then perform tests to...
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Magnet Circus

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore applications of magnetic force. Groups learn about magnetism and create a circus act using magnets in the STEM activity. They attempt to create a perpetual motion machine that makes use of magnetic force.
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Mapping the Ambient Magnetic Field

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No GPS allowed! High school scientists continue to explore magnetic fields with a hands-on activity. After mapping the ambient magnetic field in the classroom and completing data analysis, they write about the similarities and...
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Getting Current: Generating Electricity Using a Magnet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Give your class a magnetic charge with this creative experiment designed to teach emerging scientists about electromagnetism. Pupils construct a model that demonstrates the function of an electrical generator and test this creation in a...
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Magnetism: Crash Course Physics #32

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your classes are sure to be attracted to the 32nd lesson in the exciting Crash Course physics series. Scholars learn the basics of magnetism and the forces created from current running through a wire. The lesson includes an application...
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Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

For Students 9th - 12th
It is true that Earth has a magnetic field, but do human bodies detect it? Part of a larger series, an interesting video lesson describes an experiment that attempts to answer the question. Using brain scans while exposed to a simulation...
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Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Magnetism

For Students 9th - 12th
Most of these questions are actually not numeric in nature as the title indicates, but they are pertinent to a high school physics curriculum covering magnetic fields. Young scientists must be adept at handling the right hand rule in...
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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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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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What is the Magnetic Field?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Not only does the Tabletop Explainer reveal a magnetic field with iron filings, he also uses diagrams to explain rules for drawing one. He concludes with a couple of "What Do You Think?" questions to encourage deeper thinking. Have your...
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Magnetic Fields

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A young boy, "Science Ben," smiles and follows the directions of the narrator as he traces the path of a magnetic field with a magnet. This is a demonstrative video that helps young physical scientists visualize the magnetic field. Show...
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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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