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 Name: __________________________ Subject: Science
 Teacher Name: ___________________ Date: ___________________

Making Magnets Matter

 Introduction: Wanted! Calling on young scientist to devise a plan to help save the people of Lacombe from despair. Due to the massive thunderstorm which struck two days ago the inhabitants are without electricity. Working as a group of young engineers, you and your teammates will use your knowledge of magnetism to help generate electricity for a few residents of the town. On your mark, get set, put your thinking caps on! The City of Lacombe is counting on you.
 Task: -In this activity you will conduct research to find out how magnets and electricity work together. Watch a video about magnets (Caillou magnet madness) -Understand how electromagnets are built and how they work -Construct your own electromagnet -Research how a motor works, its purposes -Collaborate with your team members to design a electric generating motor for the people of Lacombe.
 Process: 1. Use a KWL chart found here(http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/kwl.pdf) As a team what do you know and wish to learn about magnets and electricity. 2. Take a quiz at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical_processes/magnet_springs/read1.shtml 3.Read about electromagnets go to www.galaxy.net 4.Download the worksheet and use the resources at your station to build your own electromagnet. 5.Create a hypothesis (plan) for generating electricity with magnets. 6.Find out how electricity and magnetism is related. Learn about generate one Watch magnet generator. Watch How to Videos from www.amasci.com/coilgen like Build a simple carboard magnet generator. Experiment with different sizes of magnets, bulbs, wire size etc.
 Resources: www.amasci.com/coilgen http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/motor1.htm www.pbskids curious George video(magnets) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/physical www.galaxy.net (http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/kwl.pdf) howstuffworks.com Magnet madness Caillou (Youtube)
 Evaluation: Turn in your worksheet and finished product to the teacher. Be prepared to explain how your magnet motor/generator works and how electricity is generated with the rest of the class.
 Conclusion: What part of the lesson did you find most interesting? Why? Use the evaluation checklist to help you identify how you can have made improvements or be more effecient.

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