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Third graders discover the properties of electromagnets through experiments. In this electromagnet properties lesson, 3rd graders complete six tasks with an elctromagnet.  Students recognize that the wires will heat up when connected to the battery. Students understand currents and can relate iron in their diet to iron in their food. 
Fourth graders conduct an investigation in order to determine a way to change the strength of an electromagnet's magnetic force. After conducting "control" lifts with their electromagnet, groups make initial changes, record data, and retest. Additional changes are made before class competition begins.
Students conduct a series of experiments on electromagnets. In this physics lesson, students build their own electromagnet and explain how it works. They determine the factors that affect its strength.
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.
Students construct and use an electromagnet.
Middle schoolers explain the sun's energy is transferred to Earth by electromagnetic waves. They explain that there are eight main types of electromagnetic waves, classified on the electromagnetic spectrum according to their wavelengths.
Your older elementary learners 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.
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. At the conclusion of the video, he suggests experiments for your class to try.
Sixth graders work in pairs to build an electromagnet. Then, they brainstorm ideas on how to create a stronger electromagnet. They be given time to investigate, design, and experiment.
Students investigate the use of electromagnetic waves as it relates to wireless communications. In this physics lesson plan, students investigate the development of wireless communication and how it is used.
Students explore electromagnetism. In this Physical Science lesson plan, students will build an electromagnet after watching an anticipation video. The students will manipulate variables to attempt to change the strength of their electromagnet.
Students study electromagnets and how they can produce an invisible magnetic field.  In this magnetic lesson plan students create an electric current and make conclusions about what they saw.
Students explore the nature of electromagnetic spectrum through a series of experiments. In this physics lesson, students determine how light behaves under certain circumstances. They explain how humans perceive colors.
In this electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction worksheet, high schoolers answer 12 questions about electricity, about the magnetic fields in given diagrams, about the right-hand rule and about electric current and voltage in magnetic circuits.
In this electrical circuit worksheet, students answer a series of 24 open-ended questions about electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction. This worksheet is printable and the answers are revealed online.
Students use video learning and construct electromagnets and use them to collect data, graph, and share with others.
Students define electromagnetic radiation, list major categories and uses of electromagnetic waves, identify potential health risks with electromagnetic waves, and demonstrate understanding of Plank's constant by solving quantitative equations on wavelength, frequency, and energy.
Learners explore electricity by completing a scientific worksheet in class. In this electromagnetism instructional activity, students discuss the history of magnets and how electromagnets are most commonly used in our daily lives. Learners complete a worksheet about magnets and participate in a lab activity by experimenting with battery packs and wires.
Young scholars compare and contrast electromagnetic and physical waves. In this wave lesson, students discover that all waves reflect, refract, and diffract energy. Young scholars work in small groups to experiment with waves and evaluate the type of motion being produced.
Learners construct a model of an electromagnetic spectrum using play-doh and string. They use exponents and plot the radio/microwave, infrared, and visible bandwidths of the spectrum.

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