Magnetism Lessons

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 Magnetism
Magnetic Creatures trailer
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Magnetic Creatures -- Students discover all the weird things that magnets can do. Students make their own weird creature that moves magnetically through the habitat they create. This relates to magnetic fields, electrons, magnetic materials, attraction and repulsion, and north versus south poles. Difficulty: Easy (without the demos).
Magnetic Pendulum
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Oscillating Pendulums -- Students discover all the weird things that magnets can do. Make a pendulum that does anything but swing back and forth! This relates to magnetic repulsion, magnetic attraction, inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy. Difficulty: Easy when using low temperature glue guns.
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Super Strong Magnets -- Students manipulate magnets in surprising ways to make them more powerful than they actually are. This relates to magnetic fields, electrons, magnetic materials, attraction and repulsion, and north versus south poles. Difficulty: Medium

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