Author's Suggestions for Iron and Magnets

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Magnetic Materials

This lesson is a brief guide to exploring magnetic materials. It lists a variety of everyday metals, their magnetic properties, and where to find them. Students are encouraged to locate as many examples as they can, and test them with magnets. A checklist for students is...

Average: 3.6 (105 votes)
3-Mar-13 guy
A Floating Compass

This lesson provides

  • plans for making a simple compass and
  • tips on magnetizing a needle

learning goals:

  • understand the mechanism behind magnetization
  • figure out which way is north

For other ideas and more in-depth...

Average: 2.8 (5 votes)
28-Jan-13 guy