Electromagnetism Teacher Resources
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Electromagnetic Energy and Its Spectrum
Your older elementary students investigate electromagnetic energy and the electromagnetic spectrum. They will observe 7 items represented in the electromagnetic spectrum and make a poster of all the things the items have in common. After observing a box of water and creating waves in the water to observe the relationship between energy and wavelength, they observe a light shining on a prism and record their observations.
5th - 8th Science 69 Views 329 Downloads
Explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism with this fun science investigation. Working in small groups, young scientists attach magnets to toy cars and race them down ramps through coils of wire in order to measure the induced voltage.
3rd - 5th Math 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Star Light, Star Bright
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature, and finally relate their learning to the temperature of stars.
6th - 9th Science 52 Views 196 Downloads
The Absorption of Solar Energy
Two sequential parts to this lesson introduce your class to the electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to absorb radiant energy, and the pigments in leaves that are responsible for collecting sunlight to be used in the photosynthetic process.
7th - 12th Science 39 Views 149 Downloads
The Color Spectrum: How Does it Work?
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers, and then determine the size for the model of the spectrum if the scale is 1 nanometer equals 1 millimeter.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 86 Downloads
Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Forces, and Electromagnetic Induction Sample Problems
After high schoolers have learned about electromagnetic induction, they can solve these 10 practice problems. They calculate magnetic field strength, magnetic force, electromotive force, and output voltage. This is a choice option as a homework assignment for your general physics class.
9th - Higher Ed Science 48 Views 65 Downloads
Rainbow in the Room
Uncover the science behind the beautiful phenomena of rainbows with a simple demonstration. Shine light through different-sized containers of water as young scientists learn that rainbows occur when visible light is split up into its seven constituent parts.
3rd - 5th Science 18 Views 21 Downloads
Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Science learners scrutinize shadow size and quality, and experiment with diffraction. They model superposition of electromagnetic waves, and experiment with interference. These activities are action-packed and challenging for your physics whizzes!
9th - Higher Ed Science 13 Views 55 Downloads
Making Waves With the Electromagnetic Spectrum
Your high schoolers examine various types of electromagnetic waves and create a chart of the spectrum. They watch a video segment and use an interactive activity that explains the range of the spectrum and common sources of electromagnetic waves.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 85 Downloads
Electromagnets - How Can Electricity Create a Magnet?
If you wrap wire around a screw and run an electric current through it, you create an electromagnet. What once had no magnetic pull is then able to pick up other metal materials. Marshall Brain demonstrates this for the camera in the comfort of his kitchen.
5 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, Plus How it Works
When electric current moves through a magnetic field, a force is created that can actually power a motor. Learn how to build a simple electromagnetic motor by watching this colorful and upbeat video. This episode is the third in a series of videos about electromagnetism and is best viewed after the other two.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Drive an electric current through a coil of wire and show how it can pull a nail right into its core. This vivid demonstration exhibits the electromagnetic field. Consider also showing your class a few of the devices that make use of this phenomenon.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Light and Elements
Here is a full-fledged investigation of light waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, and element spectra. Physicists research a scientist that contributed to our understanding of the behavior of light. They take notes on your lecture, and then they experiment in the lab with the spectra of different elements.
9th - Higher Ed Science 21 Views 50 Downloads
Waves of Energy: More or Less
It's quite a write up for a simple demonstration! Connect a nylon cord to an electric drill and generate waves. Explain that wavelength can vary according to the amount of energy added. Questions are included that you can use to guide the discussion of electromagnetic radiation and waves.
6th - 9th Science 29 Views 39 Downloads
Passing a copper wire coil through a magnetic field influences another coil to also sway. It is with this demonstration that you can teach your physical science fans about electromagnetism. Note that the assembly requires about an hour, while the demonstration you can do with it is finished within 15 minutes.
5th - 8th Science 8 Views 4 Downloads
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides are dedicated to color, and even optical illusions are introduced.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 107 Downloads
Physics Midterm Exam #3 - Electromagnetic Radiation
True-false and multiple-choice questions are posed in Part A of this exam, covering the topic of electromagnetic radiation. In Part B, problems relating to refraction must be solved. This is a well-rounded exam that will help you evaluate your young physicists' handle on electromagnetic radiation.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads