Magnetic Fields Matter

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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 with a magnetic field. As homework, pupils measure that interaction.

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Instructional Ideas
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Classroom Considerations
  • The class should be familiar with how to calculate magnetic fields
  • The 13th installment in a 14-part series
  • The answer key shows the calculations required
  • The background information for teachers provides the concept knowledge needed to create a presentation
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