Tidy Up Those Sloppy Force Fields!

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It is just magnetic. This resource presents the concept of Earth's and another planet's magnetic field and how spacecrafts detect them. Learners study a problem using magnetometers and participate in three experiments to come up with a solution to the problem.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the three experiments as stations in which groups work their way through in order to conduct the experiments in small groups
  • Implement as part of a unit dealing with magnetism and electromagnets
Classroom Considerations

  • The experiment requires simple electrical materials, such as batteries, wire, and a lightbulb
Pros

  • A diagram and probing questions accompany each experiment
  • The reading makes the connection between the magnetic fields in the solar system and the experiments
Cons

  • None