Explore the captivating world of magnetism with this all-in-one kit.
- Properties of Magnets—Learn about the nature of magnets by classifying materials as magnetic or nonmagnetic and by feeling attractive and repulsive magnetic forces.
- Building an Electromagnet—Bridge the world between electricity and magnetism.
- Electromagnetic Induction—Investigate Faraday’s Law by building a simple galvanometer.
- Build a DC Motor—Apply the concept of electromagnetism to construct a model of a working DC motor.
This complete activity-stations lab kit is excellent for either introductory or advanced-level classes. Easy-to-set-up lab stations allow different student groups to work independently to examine a specific aspect of magnetism. Once one activity is complete, students move on to the next lab station. Detailed instructions and Teacher Notes are provided.
Super Value Kit is complete for 16 student groups. All materials are reusable. 9-V batteries are required and available separately.
Materials Included in Kit:
Aluminum foil, 12" x 12" sheet
Iron filings, non-rusting, 100 g
Battery clip with alligator clip leads, 10
Bottle, jar, capped, 60 mL, 4
Ceramic ring magnet, small, 8
Compass, magnetic, small, 12
Connector cord with alligator clips, 8
Copper wire, 18-gauge, 6 feet
Dishes, weighing, 1.5 g, 4
Index card, single-ruled, 3" x 5", 8
Iron nail, 8
Magnet wire, 3
Magnets, alnico, pair, 1.5", 4
Neodymium magnet, ½" x ⅜", 4
Paper clips, box of 100
Sandpaper sheet, 9" x 11"
Soda bottle preform, 4
Straws, bar-type, 4
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)†
Science & Engineering Practices
Planning and carrying out investigations
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Asking questions and defining problems
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.C: Relationship between Energy and Forces
Systems and system models
Structure and function
Stability and change
Energy and matter
MS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to describe a simple model for waves that includes how the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave.
MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS4-1: Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.