Making a Magnet
Students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces.
They will also observe how electrical currents can create magnetic fields in certain materials.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the force of magnetism
- An exploration of how electrical currents can induce magnetic fields
In this activity, students will create a simple electromagnet using a nail, a battery, and copper wire.
They will attempt to pick up nails using the magnet, and they will investigate how different variables
affect the strength of the magnet.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 2
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