Earth's Magnetic Field Teacher Resources
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Where is the True North Pole?
Do you believe in Santa Clause? Or a more practical question might be to ask if you believe in the location of the North Pole. Because of the convection currents in Earth's out core, the magnetic north pole drifts about 55 km per year. As an enrichment when covering Earth's structure, you could assign this as homework and then incorporate a discussion into your class the next day.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fall 2004 Midterm Exam #2 - Electricity and Magnetism
Written for a college physics course, this midterm examination deals with electric and magnetic fields. When taking this test, learners answer multiple choice questions, solve problems, and analyze a variety of attractive diagrams. Because it was designed for a general physics college course, it would also be appropriate to administer to your high school advanced placement physics classes.
11th - Higher Ed Science 10 Views 33 Downloads
Activity: Slinkies and Magnetic Fields
Your advanced physics class will appreciate this lesson plan in which they use magnetic field sensors to determine the relationship between the number of turns per meter of a solenoid and the magnetic field produced. The materials for this lesson plan are costly and ample time is required to prepare for the lesson plan.
10th - 12th Science 15 Views 24 Downloads
Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem - Magnetism
Middle and high schoolers use the Pythagorean Theorem to complete a table showing with the magnetic field strengths in given cities. They find the average value of the Earth's magnetic field and plot one of the three-dimensional values that make up the magnetic field on a map to observe any patterns.
8th - 12th Science 22 Views 175 Downloads
Terrabagga Activity Using a Magnetometer
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 process are included.
5th - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Magnetic Fields and Forces Homework/Electromagnetic Induction Homework
Here are two electromagnetism homework assignments rolled into one. The first eight practice problems deal with the magnetic field and magnetic force exerted by current-carrying wires. The second set of seven problems are specific to electromagnetic induction.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 33 Downloads
Solar Particles and Earth's Magnetic Field
If you need a visual demonstration of Earth's magnetic field and how it shields us from solar wind, this will meet your need. Although it is short, it includes a variety of computer animations and footage, and more than one narrator leads us through the footage.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students brainstorm on what they believe causes the Earth's magnetic field. After watching a video, they discuss how the magnetic field is shifting and losing strength. To end the activity, they work together to test the magnetic field with different types of magnets.
6th - 12th Science 21 Views 55 Downloads
Earth's Magnetic Field and Magnetosphere
Students investigate the magnitude of Earth's magnetic field using PASCO. In this physics instructional activity, students describe the features of the magnetosphere. They explain how atmosphere layers protect the Earth.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 19 Downloads
Finding Magnetic Fields of Earth
Fifth graders, in groups, create paper bag "globes", complete with magnetic poles. They use compasses to determine and label various locations (N. and S. Poles, Prime Meridian, Equator, etc.) and finish it by drawing in the continents and oceans.
5th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Magnetic Fields and Bermuda Triangles
Students map magnetic fields of a magnet using a compass and predict where fields cancel each other to create 'Bermuda Triangles'. For this magnetism lesson, students use a compass to map the magnetic field of a magnet. They explain how magnetic fields can combine and cancel each other.
8th - 12th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads
Magnetic Field Activities
Students explore the idea of magnetic field through investigations of magnetic fields as produced by various common magnetic materials and direct currents. They study the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of field sources in the environment, and visualize such fields as 3-dimensional entities.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Is the Earth Preparing to Flip?
In this Earth's magnetic poles instructional activity, students read about the changes observed in Earth's magnetic field and the possible geomagnetic reversal of the north and south magnetic poles. Students answer 5 questions about the reading and Earth's magnetic poles and polarity.
7th - 10th Science 17 Views 105 Downloads
Exploring Magnetic Fields
Students explore the concept that magnets attract and repel items and exert a magnetic field that can vary in strength. They see evidence of the magnetic field of a small magnet. They see that there are forces on earth which cannot be seen.
6th - 8th Science 30 Views 74 Downloads
A Problem in Satellite Synchrony
In this satellite synchrony activity, students use a spreadsheet or Least Common Multiples to solve 4 problems related to the satellite orbits, orbital periods and their synchronicity. Students determine when the satellites launched in space at different distances to the Earth's magnetic field will line up again given their orbital periods.
8th - 10th Math 6 Views 15 Downloads