Arkansas 2008

Magnetism

NS.1.7.1, Interpret evidence based on observation
ESS.9.7.3,
Compare earth's magnetic fields to the field of magnets,
ESS.9.7.5 Research ways in which people use compasses.

Where's North: Re-enact the discovery of the magnetic compass by hanging a magnet from a string.

Magnetic Globe: Explore the magnetosphere of the Earth.

PS.7.K.4, What is Magnetic?
PS.5.1.1 PS.7.3.4, PS.7.1.6,,Classify materials by properties: magnetic, non-magnetic
PS.7.1.7 Magnets attract and repel,
PS.7.3.5, Describe magnetic force versus distance
NS.1.6.4, Construct and intrpret tables of scientific data
PS.6.6.4, Give examples of forces: magnetic
EM.13.P.1 Determine the Strength of a magnetic field

Magnetic Poles: Discover the attraction and repulsion of magnetic poles, and use this to explore the magnetic poles of the earth.

Magnetic Atmosphere Model: Use magnetic pole repulsion to model the atmosphere.

Magnets Round the Rim: Place magnets side by side and observe attraction and repulsion.

MF.5.P.3 Compare the momentum of objects before and after they interact.,
MF.5.P.4, Solve perfectly elastic and inelastic collisions

Silent Collisions: collide magnets on a pencil observe elastic and inelastic collisions.

ESS.9.7.3 Compare and contrast earth's magnetic field with magnets

Magnetic Globe: Explore the magnetosphere of the Earth.

Magnetic Field of planets, which planets have magnetic fields and why.

PS.7.3.5 Describe magnetic force versus distance
PS.7.3.6 Construct a magnet by the touch, stroke method.,
ESS.9.7.4 Analyze evidence of sea floor spreading: magnetic reversal

Magnetic Tape: Use magnetic cassette tape to show how magnetic patterns are recorded for computers and by the moving plates of the earth.

PS.6.8.2 Investigate lines of force in magnetic fields

Black Sand Exploration, Magnetic sand is pulled into spikes when near a magnet. Magnetic Oscillators: An exploration that requires magnetic fields to understand.

PS.7.3.5, Describe magnetic force versus distance.

Force between Two Magnets, The force between two magnets can be measured with a digital scale.

PS.6.8.2 Investigate lines of force in magnetic fields
PS.7.3.5 Describe magnetic force versus distance.

Tracing Field Lines, Use compasses to trace out magnetic field lines.

Electrostatics

PS.7.1.5, Demonstrate methods of producing static electricity
EM.11.P.1,Calculate electric force using coulomb's law
PS.7.4.2 Classify electrical conductors and insulators.

Flying Hydra Use electrostatic repulsion to support an object against Gravity

Flying Tinsel Use electrostatic repulsion to support an object against Gravity

Flying tinsel piepan Use electrostatic repulsion to support an object against Gravity

Create static electric charge separation by rubbing Styrofoam with wool, then charge a metal pie pan by induction.

PS.7.1.5, Demonstrate methods of producing static electricity
PS.7.2.3, Demonstrate methods using electricity to make light heat and sound.
PS.7.4.2 Classify electrical conductors and insulators.

Electrophorus, create electrostatic charge by rubbing Styrofoam with wool and use it to charge a metal pie pan by induction.

Flying tinsel piepan Use electrostatic repulsion to support an object against Gravity

PS.7.1.5, Demonstrate methods of producing static electricity

Tape Electroscope Pull tape apart to create plus and minus charges then use it to determine the charge on other objects.

Magnetism Powerpoint slides

 Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty © 2008 7 January 2008