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Repeat Hans Oersted's classic demonstration
This kit allows students to demonstrate that a magnetic field is created around a wire carrying an electrical current. The kit includes a transparent magnetic compass (for detecting the induced field) and insulated alligator clip leads. The transparent compass makes this an ideal overhead projector demonstration as well. Use the Genecon with the Electrical Current and Field Kit or the 1 Farad Capacitor Demonstration.