Course Overview Science Skills
Standard MS-PS2-5
Magnetic Fields
Science Skills
Standard MS-PS2-3
Strength of Magnets
MS-PS2-5  Evidence Statement
Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
MS-PS2-3  Evidence Statement
Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

Quia Quiz: SCA_B09 Magnetism & (MB09)

Practice Quiz: SCA_B09 Magnetism
Take every day before sleeping!

Vocabulary Review Activities


 BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes BrainPop

PearsonPPT-ThumbMagnetism Slideshow


The Nature of Magnets Chapter 1, Section1  Pages 14-21

Investigating Electromagnetism - Worksheet

Electromagnetism - Reading Essentials

The Mystery Of Magnets (National Geographic) -Worksheets

Edison - Worksheet
Science Skills Handbook
Appendix: Pages 202-214:
Process Skills Packet

Labs & Videos

Field Lines

write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Gauss's Law for Magnets
Gauss' Law and Field Lines
Magnet &Compass

Magnets & Electromagnets
Magnets and Electromagnets

write up an experiment
based on this activity.
Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Faraday's Law
Farady's Law
Bar Magnet Strength
Changing Area Near a Bar Magnet
(B value is strength)
Fendt Magnet
Magnetic Field

Wire Field
Wire Current Mag Field

Types of Magnets
molrcular motion
Gizmos Magnetism

Gizmos Magnetic Induction

 Pressure-Temp Applet
Gizmos Electromagnetic Induction


Magnetix Force over Distance
Magnetic or Not?
Magnet Activities-Liem
Magnet Activities-TOPS

Magnetic Field Shapes
Make a Compass and Map a Field
Marty Compass

  • MS-PS2-5 Magnetic Force Over a Distance
    Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
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Bill Nye
Magnetism & Espanol

Imagineering Magnetism & Quiz
Prentice Hall Videos


  1. Magnetism links
Study Jams
  1. Magnetism

Khan Academy

Intro To magnetism
Magnetism 2

Seeing Magnetic Field Lines

NASA Mapping Magnetic Fields

Discrepant Event




New situations/applications

project to share
Reading & Math Work

Math and DataMath Logo
Projects by Learning Style and Media Type
Silver Sensing THinking Hand Sensing-Thinking (Mastery)
  1. Create a diagram that shows magnetic field lines and compasses.
Silver Sensing Feeling Heart Sensing-Feeling (Interpersonal)
A time when you...
  1. Show different ways that magnets are used by  humans.
Intuitive Thinking-Head Intuitive-Thinking (Understanding)
Playing with facts

  1. Create a diagram that shows how magnetic domains and electrons are related.
Silver Intuitive Feeling Intuitive-Feeling (Self-Expressive)
Creating new possibiliteis

  1. Show how electromagnetism could be use in a new invention.

  1. Make a video or animation of atoms  (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.

  1. Create a PowerPoint, ToonDoo, or other graphic that shows one of the projects above.

garagebandPodcast Audio

  1. Make a radio show, podcast, or song about the elements (see options above.) Narrate, subtitle, or text page to show this week's concepts.
ArtistMusicianLive Presentation Project

  1. Make a poster, play, song or cartoon showing your understanding of the elements in its many forms.
Essential Vocabulary & Concepts
Picture Core Knowledge or Concept
Magnets are materials that attract iron.
They can be made out of the elements iron, nickel, cobalt (and less often neodymium & samarium)
Lodestones are rocks that contains the mineral magnetite.
Materials with iron are called ferromagnetic.
Magnetic Poles are the strong ends of a magnet.
They always come in North and South pairs.
Opposites (N+S) attract, Same (S+S or N+N) repel.
The Earth's core is a giant iron magnet making Earth's magnetosphere.
Field Lines Magnetic Field is the area around a magnet
Arrows are drawn from the North pole to the South pole.
Where the lines are densest, the force is strongest, like at the poles.
Combined fields
Combining fields
Filed Lines join together when opposite poles attract.
Field lines push and do not join when similar poles repel.
A compass is a device that points along magnetic field lines towards the north and south poles of a magnet.
electron diagram Magnetic fields are created by electrons spinning in the same direction.
Magnetic domains are areas in which the electrons spin in the same direction. The more electrons are aligned, the stronger the field.

You can make a magnetic domain by rubbing iron with one pole of a magnet to align electrons.
You can mess up a magnetic domain by hitting or heating it.

An electric current in a coiled wire can also align electrons, making an electromagnet

William Gilbert (1544-1603) wrote the book (6-volumes) called Die Magnete on electricity and magnetism setting the words used in the field ever-after. He described his own experiments and new ideas about Earth's magnetic field.

Electric Motors use magnets and electromagnets to turn spinning sharft that can be used to make motion.