Electromagnetic Fishing Pole

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Let's go fishing ... for paper clips! Individuals create a device that attracts paper clips. This device relies on an electromagnetism, where a flow of electricity in a loop of wire wrapped around a nail causes magnetism.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have a fishing contest in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should have knowledge of magnetism
  • Activity requires a variety of materials

  • Very detailed instructions, including diagrams
  • Describes engineering and science connections

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