Why Opposites Attract: Observing Magnetic Fields

Students brainstorm background knowledge and any questions they may have about magnetic fields. They investigate the role that William Gilbert had in laying the groundwork for modern experimental science. Students observe magnetic fields by working with iron fillings and bar magnets. They record their observations.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 12th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Year
2000
Usage Permissions
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