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Use these free STEM lessons and activities to explore magnetism, the strength of magnetic fields, and the real-world application of magnets. When teaching about magnetism, hands-on learning opportunities enable students to actively observe and engage with principles of magnetism and magnetic fields. Experimenting with magnets, students quickly grasp the concept of magnetic poles and how magnets attract and repel. In early grades, students can expand… Read more
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Lesson Plan Grade: 6th-8th
Making an electromagnet from a battery, nail, and wire is a classic science demonstration. But instead of just demonstrating this for your students, let them explore it themselves! In this lesson they will discover how different variables affect the strength of an electromagnet. Read more
NGSS Performance Expectations:
  • MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
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Project Resource
This resource provides an introduction to different topics in electricity and magnetism that you may find useful when doing background research for your Science Buddies projects. The information you will find here is sufficient for most of the projects on the Science Buddies website, but remember that there are entire books written about each topic, so there is much more to learn! We recommend reading the tabs in order, but you can click on the links below to jump straight to a certain… Read more
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Science Fair Project Idea
The electricity in your home probably comes from a power plant, but did you know that you can actually generate your own electricity? Wondering what it would take to light up a small light? This is your chance! In this electronics science project, you will build your own electric generator and investigate how to light up not just one, but two lights. Read more
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