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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 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.
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 plan.
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.
Fourth graders explore the history of electricity. In this electricity lesson, 4th graders review the connection between electricity and magnetism. They do a research project on the history of electricity. 
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.
Pupils investigate the charge being electric and magnetic at the same time. In this physics lesson, students calculate velocity selector of both magnetic and electric charges. They identify the mass ratio of each charge.
Students improve their science skills by designing an experiment for the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In this science skills instructional activity, 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 study the concept of magnetic and electric field.  For this magnetic lesson students participate in a lab using magnets.
Students explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity byby explaining how the model motor operates. They observe the the spinning of a coil of copper wire that is part of a circuit.
Students examine the basic concepts of radio waves and magnetic fields. They study how the AM radios are built and demonstrate the concepts of amplitude and frequency.
Learners differentiate between current and static electricity, conductors and insulators, explain how energy is converted from chemical to electrical, measure voltage of batteries, collect data on voltage, and predict voltage of connected batteries. This incredibly rich lesson plan has detailed explanations of how to implement the plan, lab sheets, and a quiz at the end of the lesson plan. Very impressive!
A great lesson plan introduces your youngsters to electricity. They use internet links, streaming video, and engage in hands-on activities to understand what electricity is and how it works. They build a circuit board, and construct a variety of circuits together. Fantastic!
Learners examine magnetism and the different kinds of magnets.  In this electrical lesson students illustrate the components of a household electrical circuit. 
Students study the basic principles of electric motors and explore everyday uses. They build a working model of an electric motor for classroom use, using an inexpensive kit. Then, they work as an "engineering" team to determine the changes they would need to make to the motor to adapt it to power a hairdryer.
Young scholars explore how compass and Gauss meter detect a magnetic field. In this physics lesson, students build their own Gauss meter and sensor based on given procedure. They cite real world applications of magnetism.

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