Magnetic Fields around Magnets

Students will make observations of bar and horseshoe magnets, using iron filings or magnetic chips to map the field. The filings will be close together where the field is strong, and farther apart where it is weak. Lines will form, following the lines of the field, from the north pole to the south. 
Required Equipment
Bar Magnets, Horseshoe Magnet, Magnetic Chips, Transparency Sheets
Download Teacher Notes and Student Worksheets

Steel Horseshoe Magnet with Keeper

In Stock SKU: P8-1128
$3.95

Magnetic Chips 50g/vial

In Stock SKU: P8-1140
$12.00

Pair of Steel Bar Magnets

In Stock SKU: P8-1125
$5.90
The "Transparent Sheets" required for this lab is readily available at your office or school supply store. Each lab group would need one sheet.

 

Collin Wassilak

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