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Lesson Plan: Magnetic Forces

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe how magnetic forces can act at a distance and identify which poles of magnets attract and repel each other.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • define a magnet as an object that attracts certain kinds of metal,
  • understand that magnetic forces can act at a distance and understand the term noncontact force,
  • identify a magnetic field as the space in which the force of a magnet acts,
  • recognize that magnets have two opposite ends called north and south poles,
  • understand that magnets can attract or repel each other,
  • predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing each other.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the difference between a contact force and a noncontact force.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • magnetic materials,
  • electromagnets,
  • everyday uses of magnets.

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