The Electricity and Magnetism Connection

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Magnets don't grow in fields, but magnetic fields are important to understand. The lesson covers the effect electricity has on magnetic fields. Scholars use a compass, magnets, and electrical wire to test magnetic fields and energy transformations. After completing the hands-on activity, learners complete analysis questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Demonstrate what happens when a strong magnet is too close to a compass so learners won't decide to test it themselves, thus destroying the usefulness of their compass
Classroom Considerations

  • Exercise is best suited for small groups
  • Carefully monitor the amount of power going through the electrical wire to avoid injuries
  • The first lesson in a series of six
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  • Provides extension ideas
  • The introduction is a thought exercise that will challenge learners of all levels

  • Does not include an answer key
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