In this module, students design electromagnets, which are a fundamental part of many electronic devices, like motors, loudspeakers, and hard drives. Students create an electromagnet with a simple coil of wire and a battery and explore whether an electromagnet’s strength changes with the number of turns in the magnet’s coil. Students also measure the magnet’s strength by counting the number of objects the electromagnet can lift. Finally, students design an electromagnetic crane to separate steel from junk.

Electromagnet – 1 Pack
Electromagnet – 25 - Class Pack
Electromagnet – 100 - School Pack
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Disciplinary Core Idea:
PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Performance Expectation(s):
MS-PS2-3. Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

Activities in the module:
PSMS01YS001-Magnetic Lines of Force
PSMS01YS002-Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
PSMS01YS003-Make an Electromagnet
PSMS01YS004-Vary the Core of Electromagnet
PSMS01YS005-Vary the Number of turns of Electromagnet
PSMS01YS006-Vary the Current
PSMS01YS007-Electromagnetic crane

American NGSS

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8




1 Pack, 25 – Class Pack, 100 – School Pack


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