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Magnetism and Electromagnetism
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Body: Our Solar System, Sun, Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Mission: Cassini (Saturn), Earth Science Missions (Earth), Juno (Jupiter), MESSENGER (Mercury)

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Short Description: In this review of basic magnetism, students map field lines around bar magnets to visualize the magnetic dipole field, and create their own electromagnet using copper wire, battery and a pencil to learn that electric currents create magnetic fields.

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

Credit: University of California - Berkeley


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