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Magnets on a Stick: A Magnetic Force Demonstration Device

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use when teaching about the behavior of the poles of permanent magnets
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a decent amount of time and proper tools to build the device
  • If building this set is out of your skill set or budget, try buying a similar item to teach the same concept
Pros
  • Provides clear instructions and photographs of how to assemble the device
  • Offers tips to ensure the device lasts many years
Cons
  • None