Electricity and Magnetism Teacher Resources

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High schoolers explore force on an atomic level. In this force lesson, students explore what happens when electricity and magnetism interact to create a force. They will build a simple motor and make observations and predictions.
Sixth graders build a speaker as they investigate the roles of electricity and magnetism. They discover the properties of magnets, create an electromagnet, and determine the direction of a magnetic field. They show cause and effect relationships by monitoring the changes in the speaker's movement.
Students investigate the charge being electric and magnetic at the same time. For this physics lesson, students calculate velocity selector of both magnetic and electric charges. They identify the mass ratio of each charge.
Students study the concept of magnetic and electric field.  In this magnetic lesson plan students participate in a lab using magnets.
Students explore electricity and magnetism. Through the use of role play, students simulate being a scientist. Experiments are performed during the simulation to discover the relationship between electric current and magnetism. After group research, students create a poster to present their ideas on the relationship between electrical current and magnetism.
Fourth graders compare electricity and magnetism. In this science lesson, 4th graders discuss the concepts of electricity and magnetism and brainstorm examples of electrical and magnetic forces.
Fourth graders experiment with electricity and magnetism and build an electromagnetic motor. In this electromagnetism lesson, 4th graders use household objects to show electrostatics and magnets and compasses to show magnetism. They apply what they have learned by building an electromagnetic motor. Instructions for building the motor are not included, but a materials list is provided.
Students examine magnetism and the different kinds of magnets.  In this electrical lesson students illustrate the components of a household electrical circuit. 
Young scholars use video learning and construct electromagnets and use them to collect data, graph, and share with others.
High schoolers examine how electric and magnetic fields can be used to force water out of a chamber to move a vehicle forward.
Students assess how patterns, functions and algebra can assist NASA engineers design new ways of propelling spacecrafts. They explore how electricity and magnetism are replacing the fuel-consuming rocket propulsion. Electromagnetism is introduced in depth within this lesson.
Fourth graders explore the history of electricity. In this electricity instructional activity, 4th graders review the connection between electricity and magnetism. They do a research project on the history of electricity. 
The standard basics of electricity are detailed in this clear-cut collection of slides. Straightforward explanations are offered for static electricity, series and parallel circuits, conductors, insulators, and resistance. Some animation is employed for demonstrating current electricity. A practice slide displays a chart with missing values for ohms, volts, and amps. This is a clever combination of notes, visuals, and practice problems that will put some spark into your introductory electricity lesson!
Students are introduced to the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Using a compass, they observe and record the effects of placing the object near magnetic fields and electric currents. They also experiment using a steel and aluminum core and discuss the differences in the magnetism.
Students improve their science skills by designing an experiment for the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In this science skills lesson, students discuss the scientific method and use the given materials to complete an experiment to learn about variables and controls groups. Students complete the experiment to learn about the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
Students design and construct an electromagnetic fishing pole identify and manipulate variables that affect the strength of the electromagnet. They use all appropriate concepts relating to electricity and magnetism when developing and operating the electromagnetic fishing pole.
Make oral presentations electric and magnetic! As the conclusion of the study of electricity and magnetism, class members are assigned to bring to life items or people associated with these topics. Speaking as the person or object, presenters give clues and classmates try to identify the person, object, or term.
Students explore and define electromagnets. In this electromagnet lesson, students access an assigned web site to research what an electromagnet is and how it works. They complete a database with information from the web site and complete two lab experiments pertaining to electromagnetism.
Students investigate the push and pull of magnets. In this magnetics lesson, students are introduced to the idea that there are forces that happen on earth which cannot be seen, such as electrically charged objects, magnetic force fields, and gravitational force. Students then discover how barriers and increased distance can change the attraction of a magnet.
Students explain how electromagnet works. In this physics instructional activity, students identify the factors that affect the strength of an electromagnet. They collect data from the experiment and formulate a conclusion.

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