Magnetism & Electricity
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The Force of Magnetism The Force of Magnetism The Force of Magnetism
-Force -Induced magnetism Magnets either attract or repel one another. Explore properties of permanent magnets.
-Magnet -Graph Magnets attract to iron and steel. The Use a magnet to detect objects made from
-Magnetism -Prediction magnetic force between two magnets iron. Explore and measure the force of
-Attract -Intersection decreases with distance. Magnetism can be magnetism. Investigate changes in force of
-Repel -Detector induced in a piece of iron or steal. attraction. Find ways to detect and see the
-Temporary magnet -Scientific method magnetic force. Record data on a graph. Use
Making Connections scientific thinking processes to conduct
A circuit is a path way through which electric investigations and build explanations.
current flows. A closed circuit allows
-D-Cell -Fahnstock clip
electricity to flow; and open circuit does not. Making Connections
Conductors are materials that allow the flow Build and compare series circuits. Identify
-Electricity source -Open circuit
of electricity; insulators are materials that do components of a circuit and understand their
-Electricity receiver -Closed circuit
not allow the flow of electricity. A switch is a functions. Demonstrate evidence of the flow
-Circuit -Schematic diagram
device that opens and closes a circuit. of electricity. Identify materials that are
conductors and insulators. Draw pictures and
Advanced Connections schematic diagrams to represent circuits.
A circuit with only one pathway to flow is a
series circuit. A circuit that splits into two or Advanced Connections
more pathways is a parallel circuit. Construct circuits that run more than one
component. Compare series and parallel
-Round circuits. Name the advantages of series and
Electromagnetism is magnetism created by parallel circuits.
Current Attractions current flowing through a conductor.
-Electromagnet -Prediction Electromagnets can be turned on and off. The Current Attractions
-Core -Graph strength of the magnetism produced by and Learn how to make an electromagnet. Find
-Coil electromagnet can be varied. the relationship between the number of winds
around a core and the strength of the
Click It Click It magnetic force. Investigate other ways to
-Technology -Gap Connecting two telegraphs for two-way change the strength of an electromagnet’s
-Telegraph -Code communication requires two complete magnetic force.
-Key circuits. Science and technology are closely Click It
related. Use the concepts of electric circuits and
electromagnets to build a telegraph. Use
simple code to send and receive messages.
Magnetism & Electricity
Key Learning: Magnets attract and repel each other and certain kinds of other objects. Electricity in circuits can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects.
Unit Essential Question: How do magnets interact with other objects and how can electricity be controlled?
The Force of Magnetism Making Connections Advanced Connections Current Attractions Click It
Lesson Essential Questions: Lesson Essential Questions: Lesson Essential Questions: Lesson Essential Questions: Lesson Essential Questions:
What kind of materials do Where do connections need to How can you get two bulbs to How do you turn a magnet on How do you use your
magnets stick to? be made in a circuit? light at the same time? and off? knowledge of electricity and
electromagnetism to reinvent
How do magnets interact with How does electricity flow How can you make two lights How does the number of the telegraph?
other objects? though a circuit? shine brightly in a series winds around the core affect
circuit? the strength of magnetism? How do you connect two
How does an iron object How is the motor circuit like telegraph systems to send
become a temporary magnet? the light bulb circuit? How is it How can you light two bulbs How can the strength of an messages back and forth to
different? brightly with just one D-Cell? electromagnet be changed? another group?
What materials does a
magnetic force go though? What does a switch do in a How many different ways can
circuit? you make a parallel circuit?
How do we measure the force
of attraction between two What test objects complete a How can you design the best
magnets? circuit? circuit for tree lights?
How can you locate two How much of the classroom
magnets taped in a box environment is made of
without looking? conductors and insulators?
Vocabulary: Vocabulary: Vocabulary: Vocabulary: Vocabulary:
Force, magnet, magnetism, attract, Electricity receiver, electricity source, Parallel circuit, series circuit, Electromagnet, core, coil, graph, Technology, telegraph, key, gap, code
repel, temporary magnet, induced circuit, filament, component, circuit component, orientation prediction
magnetism, graph, prediction, base, Fahnstock clip, switch, open
intersection, detector, scientific circuit, closed circuit, schematic
method diagram, conductor, insulator, D-Cell,