Experimenting With Electromagnets
Students pick up paper clips using an electromagnet

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2005


Students at Andenes Barneskole perform an electromagnetic experiment. They investigate how the strength of the electromagnet changes as the voltage changes. They measure the magnet's strength by counting the number of paper clips the magnet picked up. The students perform multiple trials and then graph the results.

Experimenting With Electromagnets
Duration: 3 minutes 02 seconds
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This video clip is part of the The Case of the Technical Knockout DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

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