The Book of Phyz - NGSS Alpha

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Magnetic Filings - Presentation (QuickTime)
A hodgepodge of tidbits/factoids that introduce several aspects of magnetism.

LABS - The unlinked titles below are available in the Conceptual Physics lab manual from Pearson Education - Amazon link
Magnetism Webquest: People, Places, and Things
This is a "research lab." Students are allowed access to physics textbooks, the "Files on Magnetism" PhyzGuide, and the world wide web as they complete their responses to the knowledge-level prompts. The "funny numbering" given to the prompts allows for different lab groups to take responsibility for various questions, then share their findings with other groups. In the end, all groups have all the information.
Seeing Magnetic Fields
See a magnetic field in 2-D with a projectual and in 3-D with a magnetic field tank.
Oersted's Discovery
The connection between electricity and magnetism is investigated and applied.
Electric Magnetism
An investigation of the magnetic fields surrounding electric currents.
Magnetic Electricity
The connection between magnetism and electricity is investigated and applied.
Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
PhET sim-based lab that explores magnetic fields, electromagnetism, induction, and applications. Very robust!


Electromagnetism Begins With an M - Presentation (QuickTime)
Part of the "Physics Begins with an M" series. Make a transperency and put it on the overhead on the first day of the unit to enhance curiousity in the material of the unit.
Electromagnetism Begins With an M Keynote
A nifty Keynote presentation of the M's. (Keynote is Apple's presentation software; PowerPoint is Microsoft's presentation software.) Trust me, neither Keynote nor PowerPoint are The Great Saviors of education. I recommend using them sparingly if at all. Better to teach!
3 Mechanical Universe: Magnetic Fields
This episode covers the origin and geometry of magnetic fields. Excellent graphics. Alternate forms accommodate students seated side-by-side.
4 Mechanical Universe: Induction
This episode covers Michael Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction. Alternate forms accommodate students seated side-by-side.
5 Electromagnetism Crossword Puzzle Grid - Clues
Crossword puzzles are highly personalized and may not always translate well from my classroom to yours.
6 NEW: PracTest Complete
NOTE: old questions 10 and 11 were deleted; a new question 10 was added.

OLD: Practice Test Questions - Answers

Sample test questions covering magnetism and induction.

Click here for a legend and explanation of cryptic terms and abbreviations.

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