Unit 5 Assignments
Electromagnet Animation

  Science Skills

Force Fields: Static Electricity & Magnetism
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.
[Clarification Statement: Examples of this phenomenon could include the interactions of magnets, electrically-charged strips of tape, and electrically-charged pith balls. Examples of investigations could include first-hand experiences or simulations.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to electric and magnetic fields, and limited to qualitative evidence for the existence of fields.]
MS-PS2-3  Evidence Statement
Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
[Clarification Statement: Examples of devices that use electric and magnetic forces could include electromagnets, electric motors, or generators. Examples of data could include the effect of the number of turns of wire on the strength of an electromagnet, or the effect of increasing the number or strength of magnets on the speed of an electric motor.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment about questions that require quantitative answers is limited to proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking.]
The concept that, when two objects interact, each one exerts a force on the other that can cause energy to be transferred to or from the object (PS3.C as in MS-PS3-2) can connect to the idea that forces that act at a distance (electric and magnetic) can be explained by fields that extend through space (PS2.B as in MS-PS2-5). These ideas also connect to the concept that electric and magnetic (electromagnetic) forces can be attractive or repulsive, and their sizes depend on the magnitudes of the charges, currents, or magnetic strengths involved and on the distances between the interacting objects (PS2.B as in MS-PS2-3).
Additionally, these ideas about forces that act at a distance can be connected to the concept that gravitational forces are always attractive; there is a gravitational force between any two masses, but it is very small except when one or both of the objects have large mass—e.g., Earth and the sun (PS2.B as in MS-PS2-4). Then, gravitational forces connect to the concepts that the solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them (ESS1.B as in MS-ESS1-3 and MS-ESS1-2) and this model of the solar system can explain eclipses of the sun and the moon. Earth’s spin axis is fixed in direction over the short-term but tilted relative to its orbit around the sun. The seasons are a result of that tilt and are caused by the differential intensity of sunlight on different areas of Earth across the year (ESS1.B as in MS-ESS1-1).

Quia Practice Quiz: Static & Magnetism & Espanol
Take every day before sleeping!

Vocabulary Review Activities

BrainPop Animations and Practice Quizes
*  >BrainPop

PearsonPPT-ThumbElectricity Slideshow


Electric Charge & Static Electricity Chapter 2, Section1  Pages 46-53

The Nature of Magnets Chapter 1, Section1  Pages 14-21
2010 Edition

Investigating Electromagnetism - Worksheet

Electromagnetism - Reading Essentials

The Mystery Of Magnets (National Geographic) -Worksheets

Electromagnetism - Worksheet

Edison - Worksheet
(Online Textbook: Log onto Pearson.com, then click on the titles above for the online text.)
Labs & Videos
Static Charges

Balloons & Static
Static Balloons
John Travoltage
John Travoltage

Particle Field Hockey
Static Field Hockey

capacitor lab
Capacitor Lab
Battery Voltmeter
Battery Voltmeter
Electric Field of Dreams
Electric Field of Dreams
Electroscope Sim

Field Lines
Static Charge Field Line Strength

Static Field
Static Field Lines

Fendt Magnet
Magnetic Field
Lightning demo
Lightning Demo
molrcular motion
Gizmos Charge Launcher

 Pressure-Temp Applet
Gizmos Electromagnetic Induction

Gizmos Magnetic Induction

molrcular motion
Gizmos Magnetism

Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab
Faraday's Law
Farady's Law
Magnets & Electromagnets
Magnets and Electromagnets
  1. Static Aims Packet
  2. Snaptricity Static Activities
  3. Static Activities - Liem
  4. Voltaic Pile

  1. Magnetic Field Shapes
  2. Make a Compass and Map a Field
  3. Magnetic or Not?
  4. Magnet Activities-Liem
  5. Magnet Activities-TOPS
  • 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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Magnetism Versus Static Compare Contrast

Static Sentences pptx

Magnetism Sentences pptx

Bill Nye
Magnetism & Espanol

Disney Imagineering
Imagineering Magnetism & Quiz
Bill Nye
Static Electricity Video & Espanol
& Quiz

Disney Imagineering
Electricity Video
  1. Magnetism links
  2. StaticElectricity Links

Study Jams
  1. Magnetism
  2. Electricity

Prentice Hall Videos

Khan Academy

Intro To magnetism
Magnetism 2

Seeing Magnetic Field Lines
Static Basics
Static Report
Home Electroscope

NASA Mapping Magnetic Fields
Zoom Test For Static
Snap Crackle Jump
NOVA Lightning

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 static field lines and charges.
Silver Sensing Feeling Heart Sensing-Feeling (Interpersonal)
A time when you...
  1. Show different ways that staic charges are used by  humans.
Intuitive Thinking-Head Intuitive-Thinking (Understanding)
Playing with facts

  1. Create a diagram that shows how static charges, protons, and electrons are related.
Silver Intuitive Feeling Intuitive-Feeling (Self-Expressive)
Creating new possibiliteis

  1. Show how static electric charges could be used 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 atoms and static charges (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 static electricity in its many forms.
Essential Vocabulary & Concepts
Picture Core Knowledge or Concept
Atomic Charge
Electrons (-) and protons (+) are two particles that have equal and opposite electrical charges.
Most atoms have the same number of protons and electrons, so they have a neutral (no) charge.
Electrons can break free of atoms and move to other objects, leaving a positive charge where the protons remain in place.
opposites attract
Opposite charges attract.

Similar charges repel.
Electric Field is the area around a charged particle where electrical force can be exerted.
Arrows are drawn from the positive charge to the negative charge.
Where the lines are densest, the force is strongest, near the charge.
Combined Fields
Combining fields
Filed Lines join together when opposite charges attract.
Field lines push and do not join when similar charges repel.
Static electricity is the buildup of charges on an object. Electrons build up in fast moving air and water droplets during a thunderstorm.

Static discharge is the loss of charge. Charges move between two objects until their charges are equal.
Lightning is a huge spark that balances a buildup of electrons in the atmosphere.
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
John Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) developed our unified theory of electricity and magnetism, thus becoming the father of modern physics.

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.