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Learning to Use the Magnetic Field Sensor

Figure from experiment 36 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Have you ever played with magnets? One reason why they are fun and interesting is that they can have an effect on objects around them. This is because magnets are surrounded by a magnetic field. You may have heard seen the ends of magnets labeled as a north pole or south pole, just like the Earth. The Magnetic Field Sensor will help you find the north and south poles of a magnet.


In this activity, you will

  • Learn how to use a Magnetic Field Sensor.
  • Measure the magnetic field of a bar magnet.
  • Identify the north and south poles of a bar magnet.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

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Experiment 36 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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