Exploring Magnetism introduction session 1 session 2 background material glossary resources


Online Vendors with Classroom Supplies

Arbor Scientific http://www.arborsci.com

Edmund Scientifics http://www.scientificsonline.com

Educational Innovations http://www.teachersource.com

Ward’s Natural Scientific http://wardsci.com

Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories http://www.sciencekit.com

1 on 1 School Supplies http://www.1on1schoolsupplies.com/index.html

Home Training Tools http://www.hometrainingtools.com/index.php

The PhysLink eStore http://www.physlink.com/estore

Cow Magnets can be purchased cheapest from pet/farm supply stores:


Slaughter houses may also give away recovered magnets.

AC Adapters can be found in most hardware and electronics stores. Make sure they have variable voltage outputs and a connection plug with both terminals on the outside separated by a plastic insulator (submini plug see below).


Related Curriculum Materials

Electric Circuits Teacher’s Guide, National Science Resources Center, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Burlington, NC, 2002.

Magnets and Motors, National Science Resources Center, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Burlington, NC, 2002.

Electric Circuits Teacher’s Guide and Magnets and Motors are available at:
Carolina Biological Supply Company
27 York Road
Burlington, NC 27215
Phone: (800) 334-5551, Fax: (800) 222-7112
E-mail: customer_service@carolina.com
Web: http://www.carolina.com

Electric Circuits: Inventive Physical Science Activities, Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS), Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley, CA, 2004, grades 3-6.

Electric Circuits: Inventive Physical Science Activities is available at:
University of California, Berkeley
Great Explorations in Math and Science
Lawrence Hall of Science # 5200
Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Phone: (510) 642-7771, Fax: (510) 643-0309
E-mail: gems@berkeley.edu
Web: http://www.lhsgems.org

Stop Faking It! Electricity & Magnetism, William Robertson, Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA, 2004

Stop Faking It! Electricity & Magnetism is available at:
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Phone: (703) 243-7100
Web: http://store.ntsa.org

Web Pages

NASA’s web page with links to information on NASA missions and educational materials.

David Stern’s overview of space physics with good links to other educational web sites.

Spaceweather.com’s page on the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF).

A guide to Earth’s Magnetosphere.

K-12 lesson to make a magnetometer

Rick Hoadley’s very extensive web page on magnetism with experiments you can do and many explanations.

Exploring Magnetism Lesson Series Guides

- Guides available now -
Available from the Center for Science Education, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA
and at http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/ExploringMagnetism

Exploring Magnetism

Exploring Magnetism in the Solar Wind

Exploring Magnetism in Solar Flares

- In development as of Spring 2005 -

Exploring Magnetism on Earth

Exploring Magnetism in the Aurorae



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