Using a series of hands-on experiments, students investigate the properties of magnets and the magnetic properties of electric currents. Students will also experience the historical development of our understanding of magnets.
Student activities include:
electromagnets and conducting experiments to
test their strength.
Constructing and operating 2 types of
rudimentary electric motors to illustrate one of
the major applications of electromagnetism.
Disassembling, experimenting with, and
rebuilding a commercial electric motor to see
how its components correspond with those of the
motors students constructed.
electricity with an electric generator to light
a bulb and turn a motor.
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Magnets and Motors Unit
Kit The Unit Kit comes with a Teacher's
Guide, a Teacher's Tools CD, 16
reusable Student Guides, and the
materials needed for a class of 32.
Magnets and Motors 2-Use Kit
The 2-Use Kit comes with all of the
materials needed for a second, non-concurrent use.
Magnets and Motors
This set replenishes the consumable
materials in the Unit Kit.
Magnets and Motors Replacement
We offer individual replacement
parts for your Unit Kits.
STC Planner: Magnets and Motors
Developed with classroom teacher in mind, each planner correlates with the unit Teacher's Guide, making it easy to find the right activity or reading selection. The lesson-by-lesson synopsis allow teacher to prepare for an entire unit or a single lesson.
Additional Magnets and Motors
We offer additional re-usable Student Investigations Guides
for your convenience.
Magnets and Motors (STC
Pack of 8 STC™ Books help students improve both their reading comprehension and their grasp of science.