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Mapping a Magnetic Field

Figure from experiment 27 from Middle School Science with Vernier

Introduction

The region around a magnet where magnetic force acts is called a magnetic field. In this experiment, you will map the magnetic field at one-centimeter intervals along a bar magnet.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Measure and graph magnetic field strength at points along a bar magnet.
  • Analyze data.
  • Make conclusions about the magnetic field at various points on 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?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 27 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Middle School Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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