Class practical: the deflection of a compass needle increases with the current carried by a wire.
Researchers have discovered that a geomagnetic spike occurred around 1000 BCE by examining the magnetic fields in slag, a by...
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One magnet exerts a force on another. Magnetic field line patterns (see the SPT: Magnetism topic episode 01 for an...
Hans Christian Ã˜rsted (1777–1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is most widely known for observing that electric...
Teaching notes on using iron fillings in the classroom.
Class practical: a plotting compass and iron filings show that the shape of this magnetic field resembles that of a permanent...
Class practical: iron filings show that a long, closely wound current-carrying coil behaves just like a bar magnet.
Class practical: iron filings reveal the pattern of magnetism around a current-carrying wire, and factors that affect it.
Class practical: using a plotting compass and iron filings to explore the field pattern.
After working with magnets in both primary and secondary school, students may have different understandings about magnetic...
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses a magnet, strong enough to pick up a car, to produce detailed images of your internal...
Dedicated scientists have observed the body alignment of dogs during defecation (1,893 observations) and urination (5,582...
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