Monthly Archives: May 2013

Electricity and magnetism–how are they related?

What happens to the needle of a compass when place near a wire that is carrying an electiric current? See the pictures below. Notice the orientations of the battery and the compass. What will happen if these orientations are changed? … Continue reading

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Mapping the magnetic field around a magnet

See the two techniques for mapping the field around a magnet or magnets: Compass (should never actually touch the magnet) and iron filings (should be contained and returned to the shaker; magnet should not be dipping into the filings as … Continue reading

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Science 7 Visual explanation of circuits

Puzzle 1: Two different circuits (series and parallel) can be made with a battery, 4 strands of wire, and two identical bulbs. The brightness of the bulbs changes with each kind of circuit. The puzzle is: How can this be … Continue reading

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Science 8 Earth Cycles Human Impact

  We will graph the metric data from this chart:¬†climateweatherdata. Review the newspapers in M-313. Find articles that relate to either the water cycle or the carbon cycle and involve human impact on the environment and/or impact on humans. Document … Continue reading

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