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This web page contain the lecture notes for a presentation to middle and high school teachers to help teach magnetism.  The lectures includes a brief history of the study of magnetism from its beginnings in ancient Greece and China to the present day, and three classroom demonstrations.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
- High School
- Middle School
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 1998 David Stern
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Metadata instance created September 30, 2005 by Henry Bradsher
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April 12, 2006 by Cathy Ezrailson
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: What is Magnetism?

This has a great lab or activity to use when demonstrating magnetic fields to your students.

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D. Stern, (1998), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/MagTeach.htm).
D. Stern, Teaching About Magnetism (1998), <http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/MagTeach.htm>.
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Stern, D. (2004, September 14). Teaching About Magnetism. Retrieved March 30, 2023, from http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/MagTeach.htm
Chicago Format
Stern, David. Teaching About Magnetism. September 14, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/MagTeach.htm (accessed 30 March 2023).
MLA Format
Stern, David. Teaching About Magnetism. 1998. 14 Sep. 2004. 30 Mar. 2023 <http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/MagTeach.htm>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Stern", Title = {Teaching About Magnetism}, Volume = {2023}, Number = {30 March 2023}, Month = {September 14, 2004}, Year = {1998} }
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