What is a Magnet?

What is a Magnet?

In this investigation, students will first experiment with an ordinary bar magnet and describe its effects on a compass and a tube of iron filings. The second part of the lab challenges students to create a temporary magnet out of the tube of iron filings, and show that it is magnetic using the compass.

Required Equipment

Arbor Scientific Test Tubes (18 x 150) 12/pk
Arbor Scientific Iron Filings
Arbor Scientific Alnico Bar Magnet Pair, 6 in.
Arbor Scientific Compass

January 01, 2011 Collin Wassilak

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