Lesson: Electromagnetism and Experimental Design

Author: Jamie Berger

Area: General Science

Grade Level: 9-12

Overview:

Through scientific inquiry students learn the best way to build an electromagnet and how to set up a proper experimental design.

Standards:

1SC-P2. Compare observations of the real world to observations of a constructed model (e.g., an aquarium, a terrarium, a volcano)

  • PO 1. Assess the capability of a model to represent a "real world" scenario

1SC-P6. Identify and refine a researchable question, conduct the experiment, collect and analyze data, share and discuss findings

  • PO 1. Construct a researchable question
  • PO 2. Employ a research design that incorporates a scientific method to carry out an experiment
  • PO 3. Analyze experimental data
  • PO 4. Communicate experimental findings to others

Standard 5 : Physical Science
5SC-P3. Identify, measure, calculate, and analyze qualitative and quantitative relationships associated with energy forms and energy transfer or transformation (e.g., changes in temperature, velocity, potential energy, kinetic energy, conduction, convection, radiation)

  • PO 1. Identify qualitative and quantitative relationships associated with energy (e.g., heat, mechanical, electrical)
  • PO 2. Measure quantitative (e.g., heat, mechanical, electrical) relationships associated with energy
  • PO 3. Calculate quantitative relationships associated with energy (e.g., heat, mechanical, electrical)
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