We continue to explore forces. Recently, we have been working closely with magnets and learning about static electricity.
Here are some questions to think about before watching the video below:
- Can one object apply a force to another without touching it?
- Do magnets have to touch each other to work?
- What types of materials do magnets attract?
- What evidence do we have that magnets exert a force?
MAGNETS & STATIC ELECTRICITY DEFINITION Forces can be applied at a distance through magnetism and static electricity. A magnet is an object that can attract some metals like iron. Static electricity can also attract objects without touching them, but it works a bit differently. It can attract and repel due to electrical charges.
***Watch the video below from Generation Genius to learn more. Then complete the worksheet provided. You can pause the video to write down your answers. After all of this is complete you can check out the other resources below.
After the video you will understand the following concepts:
- Forces can be applied at a distance through magnetism and static electricity.
- The closer magnets are, the stronger the force.
- Magnets can push or pull other magnets, depending on the poles.
- Electromagnets can be turned on and off with electricity.
- Static electricity can push or pull things without touching them
Here are some other resources to read or watch about magnets. Also, I know many of you enjoyed watching the nine experiments with static electricity, I included that video too. Enjoy and have fun!
DK Magnets– Click on the quiz