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Product 12533

By: Jeff Bracken, Westerville North High School, Westerville, OH

The Paramagnetic Metal Ions Chemical Demonstration Kit is a great demonstration to introduce the difference between diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic substances. Students study magnetism, electron configuration and orbitals.

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A great demonstration to introduce the difference between diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic substances. In this unique demonstration setup, four different metal salts are placed in chambers and suspended from dowel rods. A strong magnet is used to move the chambers and show the differences in the magnetic forces of the four salts. Teacher Demonstration Notes included. 

Concepts: Magnetism, electron configuration, orbitals.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Note: A ring stand and two utility clamps are needed for this demonstration and available separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

HS-ETS1-2: Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
HS-ETS1-3: Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.