Opposites Attract

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Whether they pull together or push away from one another, magnets are sure-fire pupil pleasers! Take their study of magnetism to a new level with a fun interactive. Individuals control the polarity of two spheres to observe attractive or repulsive forces.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners describe what happens to the speed of the spheres as they draw closer together and move farther apart
  • Just getting started with magnetism? Use the interactive as an inquiry tool and let the class draw their own conclusions through observation
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the computer lab so all students can work individually
  • The resource is great for beginners and younger scientists
Pros

  • The graphics are clean and simple, allowing for better focus on the competency the interactive is teaching
  • Simulation responds quickly to user-initiated changes
Cons

  • None
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