Discover the connection between electric current and magnets. Scholars create electromagnets by passing a magnet through a coil. They experiment with different materials to determine the variables that affect the strength of the current.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils design the experiment to test the different variables that affect the strength of the electromagnetic current
Classroom Considerations

  • Review safety precautions for working with electric current
  • Learners should have prior knowledge of magnets and magnetic fields

  • Includes a detailed teaching guide to help plan instruction
  • Provides important background information for both teacher and student

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