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Electricity and Magnetism
Fourth graders compare electricity and magnetism. In this science instructional activity, 4th graders discuss the concepts of electricity and magnetism and brainstorm examples of electrical and magnetic forces.
Electricity and Magnetism: Are They Related?
Learners 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, learners create a poster to present their ideas on the relationship between electrical current and magnetism.
Electricity and Magnetism: From Fun to Function
Fourth graders experiment with electricity and magnetism and build an electromagnetic motor. In this electromagnetism lesson plan, 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.
Patterns, Functions, and Algebra: Wired for Space
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.
TE Activity: Yogurt Cup Speakers
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.
Applied Science -Physics (4A) Post Lab
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.
Turning Electricity and Magnetism into Mechanical Work with a Simple Motor
Learners 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 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.
Electromagnetic Fishing Pole
Learners 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.
Electricity and Magnetism
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.
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Students study the concept of magnetic and electric field. In this magnetic instructional activity students participate in a lab using magnets.
Riding the Radio Waves
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.
A Shocking Experience
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 has detailed explanations of how to implement the plan, lab sheets, and a quiz at the end of the lesson. Very impressive!
Let's Get Connected!
A great instructional activity 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!
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism
This wave and electromagnetism assignment is so thorough, it could be used as a unit exam. The first section of it covers wave concepts. The next section addresses static electricity. There is a section that deals with electric circuits. Finally, the worksheet finishes off with magnetism, specifically electromagnetic induction. Though many of the questions require problem solving and computation, the answers are presented as multiple choice. Neat diagrams are included in many of the questions.
Electricity And Magnetism
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.
Learners examine magnetism and the different kinds of magnets. In this electrical lesson students illustrate the components of a household electrical circuit.
All About Electric Motors
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.
Students explore how compass and Gauss meter detect a magnetic field. In this physics instructional activity, students build their own Gauss meter and sensor based on given procedure. They cite real world applications of magnetism.