Earth's Magnetic Field Teacher Resources
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The Invisible Electromagnet: A Transparent Magnetic Field ViewerLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Audio speakers, hard drives, credit cards, and even the earth use magnetic fields. While we observe the effect of magnetic fields, we can't actually see them. A viewer helps participants explore magnetic fields, some of the items that...
Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic FieldLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Scientists need to figure out how to measure interplanetary magnetic fields, but the magnetic field of the spacecraft is interfering with their readings. Scholars attempt to solve the problem that has perplexed NASA scientists for years.
Solar Particles and Earth's Magnetic FieldLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th
If you need a visual demonstration of Earth's magnetic field and how it shields us from solar wind, this will meet your need. Although it is short, it includes a variety of computer animations and footage, and more than one narrator...
Terrabagga Activity Using a MagnetometerLesson Planet
5th - 12th
Clever! Earth science learners construct a model of a planet containing a magnetic core. The planet, Terrabagga, is made out of a paper grocery bag, magnets, a dead D battery, and rubber bands. Pictures of each step of the construction...
Magnetic Fields: The Earth Acts as a Giant MagnetLesson Planet
New ReviewAttract learners to an interesting lesson! The third in a 14-part series of lessons on electricity and magnetism uses a hands-on approach to exploring magnetic fields. Scholars experiment with a compass to test Earth's magnetic field and...
Spinning Sphere of Molten SodiumLesson Planet
8 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Earth's magnetic field protects people from solar wind, radiation, and many other potentially catastrophic events. For reasons not yet understood, the magnetic field appears measurably weaker over the course of less than 200 years, a...
Iron Filings and Magnetic Field LinesLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
How do magnetic fields differ? Allow scholars to see the difference between 2-D and 3-D magnetic fields. They construct models of both and observe how they are similar and different. It is the fifth installment of an 18-part unit.
Could We Give Mars a Magnetic Field?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Are you ready to move to Mars? An engaging video lesson discusses the changes required for Mars to sustain human life. The first of which is to reinstate the magnetic field it lost over four billion years ago. The video is an episode in...
Applications of the Pythagorean Theorem - MagnetismLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers use the Pythagorean Theorem to complete a table showing with the magnetic field strengths in given cities. They find the average value of the Earth's magnetic field and plot one of the three-dimensional values...
The Deadliest Radiation in the Solar SystemLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you protect a probe from massive levels of radiation? Explore the possibilities with Bill Nye in a surprising video from the THNKR Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Learners discover the extreme levels of magnetism created by Jupiter's...
What If the Earth Were Hollow?Lesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th
Man has dreamed of outer space travel for hundreds of years...but, what about inner-Earth travel? Could it work? Young scientists explore the notion of jumping into a hole through Earth and the factors that affect the journey, such as...