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Mapping Magnetic Influence
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Lesson Time: More Than an Hour
Body: Sun, Earth
Mission: Earth Science Missions (Earth), SOHO (Comets)

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Short Description: This lesson is designed to allow your students to explore magnets and develop an operational definition of a magnet "field" and an operational definition for a magnetic "pole."

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • PS2: Motion and Stability

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 2-Developing and using models
  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations
  • 6-Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 1-Patterns
  • 2-Cause and effect: mechanism and explanation
  • 6-Structures and function

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

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Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014