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The purpose of this unit of study is to allow students the opportunity to learn more about electromagnets, electricity and magnetic fields. Students will be introduced to multiple vocabulary terminology while they work through creating electromagnets, generators, electric currents making it possible for them to explain the relationship between earth’s magnetic force and that of an electromagnet. They will develop ways to communicate their findings with the use of a generator to create electricity only using magnet and wire.
Investigate the relationship between magnetism and electricity and recognize that electricity can be produced using a magnet and wire coil.
Lessons regarding magnetic fields and the construction of magnets are found in the links below.