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Properties of Magnetism

Updated on 04/08/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will create a solenoid-type electromagnet using two different methods of coiling the wire around the core.

Objectives

  • Students will describe the magnetic field around an electromagnet.
  • Students will relate the strength of a solenoid-type electromagnet to the number of turns of a wire on the electromagnet.

Vocabulary

  • magnet
  • magnetic field
  • electromagnet
  • solenoid

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will create a solenoid-type electromagnet using two different methods of coiling the wire around the core. They will use a sensor to determine the relationship between the number of turns of wire and the magnetic field strength for each method.