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Magnets and electromagnets
Practical physics: magnetic field around a wire
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to show the shape of the magnetic field around a wire.
Practical physics: giant model of a magnet
Detailed practical instructions and other notes that explain how to make a giant model of a permanent magnet with compasses.
Magnets and springs
A fun game to revise basic magnetic ideas.
Magnets and electric current (Bitesize)
A site to revise magnets, magnetic fields and electromagnets, some interactivity.
An interactive activity on magnetism.
A series of pages about magnets.
Launch ball game from the Science Museum
This one of the best of the on-line games. A beautiful and simple set of scientific Flash challenges that engage and stimulate. Pupils can play on this for hours and then create their own puzzles to send to their friends.
Blockbusters quiz on magnets
A Blockbusters quiz about magnets.
Bitesize: Bar Magnets
A site that revises bar magnets.
Bitesize: Magnetic Fields
A site that revises magnetic fields.
Bitesize: Electric Bell
A site that revises using electromagnets in an electric bell.
Students use their knowledge of magnets to play a game
Magnets and Electromagnets Animation
An animation that shows the magnetic field around a magnet and electromagnet and the effect of changing the number of turns and the voltage.
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