Electricity and Magnetism Digital Science Notebook


Scientist A: Marijke
Scientist B: Nate
Scientist C: Aria

Word Bank / Glossary

Lab


Investigation 1:

The Force

Describe the Investigation
(What We Did)
Observations and Conclusions
(What We Learned)
Photo and/or Video
(what It Looked/Sounded Like)
Part 1
A = materials
B = procedures
C = laptop/wiki
What We Did
We tried to make rocks attract to magnets.
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We connected two magnets together through card board.
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We looked at what sticks and doesn't stick.
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We connected magnets with the washers and the shiny nails.
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We tried to attract the pebbles against the magnets.
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We made a line of magnetic force. (Materials:
Straw, 2 shiny nails, 1 magnet and 1 yarn)
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Definitions:
Attracting is to pull together. Repelling is to push apart. Force is attracting and repelling.
What We Learned
Black rocks can attract to magnets but they are heavy.
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When you put 2 magnets together with card board in the middle, they still stick!
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Stick: Shiny Nails, black rock, pieces of screen, screws, paper clips and washers.
Don't stick: Dull nails, soda straws, sponges, river pebbles, paper fasteners, pieces of copper, yarn, cardboard, rubber bands, brass rings, craft sticks, plastic chips and the aluminum foil.
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When the washers and magnets stick, you can make cool shapes!
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The magnets fell off.
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It stuck to the shiny nails.
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Magnets attract to iron, steel, cobalt and nickel.
force 1.JPG
Part 2
b=laptop/wiki
C = procedures
A = materials
What We Did
Today, we connected magnets to paper clips and nails.
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We attracted a magnet and a paperclip.
What We Learned
We found out that we could make a big line of magnetic force.
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We made a paperclip temporarily magnetic.
photo(2).JPG
Part 3
C = materials
A = procedures
B = laptop/wiki
What We Did
We used 0-6 spacers to see how many washers it could hold up to.
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Mrs.Davis and the class recorded all the data together.
We Learned
We learned that with 6 spacers, it is much harder to balance/ harder to fit washers if every second it's falling(with 2).
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The results are: 0s=9w, 1s=6w, 2s=5w, 3s=3w, 4s=2w, 5s=2w, and 6s=2w.(s=spacers & w=washers)
photo(1).JPG
Part 4
A = materials
B = procedures
C = laptop/wiki
What We Did
We put together boxes and found the magnets in them.
What We Learned
We learned that sometimes, it's hard and sometimes its easy to detect magnets.
Detect=finding/found.
photo.JPG



Readings


audio

Magnus Gets Stuck
  • Magnuses new sandals
    • His sandals were magnetic
    • His sandals attracted magnets
    • Magnetite is found in the U.S in Utah, Arkansas Minnesota and New York.

Magnificent Magnetic Models
  • The ancient Egyptians and Romans used magnets
    • The Egyptians hung iron and lodestone figures from ropes.
    • The figures would attract and repel so that they appeared to dance.
    • You can make models of these statues too! Look in the book for the plans:

How Magnets Interact
  • How magnets interact.
    • One end of the magnet is called the north pole and the other is the south pole.
    • The earth has two poles very much like magnet poles.
    • important detail
What We Did