Shelby Goodrich - Electromagnet Lab - DIRECTIONS Investigate how electromagnets are used in our everyday lives and plan an investigation to build your

Shelby Goodrich - Electromagnet Lab - DIRECTIONS...

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DIRECTIONS: Investigate how electromagnets are used in our everyday lives and plan an investigation to build your own electromagnet to explore and answer the essential question. The final summary is written in third person. ( 4 work days) DUE 4/26Essential question: How are magnetic fields and electrical currents related to eachother?Materials50 metal washers1 long nail1.5 volt size “D” battery.75 m of insulated copper wirewire cuttersProcedure (step by step and detailed) 1.) Starting with the head of the nail, wrap the wire into 5 coils proceeding down the nail. Leave both ends free.Strip, using the cutters, an inch of the insulation at the end of each wire.2.) Put the battery in its holder. Attach the ends of the wire to the opposite poles of the holder. A current should now run through the wire and nail, creating an electromagnet.3.) Touch the point of the nail to the pile of washers. Count how many it picks up.

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