Many students think magnets stick to specific objects instead of understanding the attractive force that acts at a distance or through intervening materials
Resources to Address This
Hanging with magnetism! (11-14)
Begin magnetism lessons with this demonstration illustrating magnetic action-at-a-distance. Experiment by inserting various materials between the magnet and the hanger to explore shielding effects. For example, the hanger falls when a magnetic sheet is placed in the gap.View Resource
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