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Class practical: this experiment could be used either to show that magnetic poles always come in north-south pairs, or to...
Class practical: magnets provide an introduction to attraction and repulsion, and to action at a distance.
Demonstration: a demonstration to link theory and experiment.
Class practical: iron filings will align with the direction of a magnetic field to reveal the field pattern.
Class practical: these investigations provide an introduction to magnets and their interactions.
Five ways of exhibiting magnetic field patterns.
The term ‘basic magnet’ is intended to avoid the mistake in early theories of calling the domains ‘molecular magnets’. Tell...
This is a simple demonstration which is guaranteed to capture the pupils' interest at the start of the topic on magnetism.
You can use this activity to introduce the idea of a magnetic field as a region of space where forces are exerted. You...
You can use this activity to explore the magnetic field in the region of space all around that magnet.
The aim of this activity is to develop the idea of a magnetic field by engaging pupils in drawing some magnetic field patterns...
This is for a quick look only to show that it is possible to see magnetic fields in three dimensions, using iron filings. You...
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