Magnetism Tutorial

This tutorial provides a very simply worded and carefully outlined overview of the principles of magnetism and magnetic induction, complete with simple and visually appealing simulations. Topics covered include magnetic poles, magnetic fields, and electromagnetic induction. Questions at the beginning of the various sections of the tutorial can be used to focus student reading. A section on the use of magnetism in non-destructive testing is included at the end of the tutorial as a real world connection. Magnetism seems mysterious and abstract to most students when they are first introduced to it. The strength of this online tutorial is its slow and careful development of the physics behind magnets, both permanent magnets and electromagnets. The coupling between moving charge and the production of a magnetic field is explained quite well, even for permanent magnets. The generation of electric current by changing magnetic flux is also explained with care. The focusing questions at the beginning of each section are useful in helping the student know what to look for in the reading or when working with the simple simulations. This tutorial would be most helpful in augmenting the material presented in a physics textbook.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 8 Language...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event...
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific...
CLE 3231.5.6
Understand magnetic poles, magnetic fields, and investigate electromagnetic induction.
CLE 3231.5.7
Understand that moving charges give rise to magnetism.
GLE 0801.1.1
Demonstrate control of Standard English through grammar usage, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling).
GLE 0801.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with an introduction, developing paragraphs, conclusion, and appropriate transitions.
SPI 0801.1.2
Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., action/linking, regular/irregular, agreement, perfect tenses, verb phrases) within context.
SPI 0801.3.11
Identify individual written selections as technical, narrative, persuasive, and/or descriptive in mode.
SPI 0801.3.5
Select appropriate time-order or transitional words/phrases to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
SPI 0801.3.8
Select vivid words to strengthen a description (adjective or adverb) within a writing sample or passage.
SPI 0801.3.9
Select illustrations, explanations, anecdotes, descriptions and/or facts to support key ideas.
TSS.ELA.8.L.CSE.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.
TSS.ELA.8.L.CSE.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. When reading and writing, explain the functions of ...
TSS.ELA.8.L.KL.3
When writing and speaking, adjust style and tone to a variety of contexts; when reading or listening, analyze stylistic choices to determine context.
TSS.ELA.8.SL.PKI.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
TSS.ELA.8.W.PDW.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
TSS.ELA.8.W.TTP.3
Write narratives (fiction and nonfiction) to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and...
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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