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Current from a Changing Field

Introduction

Students doing this investigation should investigate the factors that affect the amount of current arising in a coil of wire due to the motion of a magnet. In the Preliminary Observation, students will observe an ammeter connected to a coil of wire as the instructor passes a magnet into and out of the coil. Students will then investigate factors that affect the amount of current that is generated.

This investigation can be qualitative or quantitative, depending on the equipment available. Some variables may be challenging to control, such as the speed of a magnet being moved relative to a loop of wire.

Learning Outcomes

Relate the current (or voltage) generated to one or more factors related to magnets moving near or through a coil of wire.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5

Additional Requirements

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

Next Generation Science Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • PS3.A Definitions of Energy
  • PS3.B Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Crosscutting Concepts

  • Cause and Effect
  • Energy and Matter

Science and Engineering Practices

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Physics Explorations and Projects

See other experiments from the lab book.

1Constant Motion and Changing Motion
2Balanced Forces and Unbalanced Forces
3Gravitation on Earth
4Newton’s Second Law
5Projectile Challenge
6Impulse and Momentum
7Equilibrium of Forces
8Circular Motion
9Conservation of Momentum
10Egg Protection Challenge
11Springs Making Things Move
12Kinetic Energy and Mass
13Work and Kinetic Energy
14Work Done by Gravity
15Energy in Collisions
16Rube Goldberg Machine
17Charge and Charge Models
18Coulomb's Law
19Measuring Electric Current
20Conservation of Charge
21Voltage in a Circuit
22Battery Challenge
23Magnetic Field of a Current
24Current from a Changing Field
25Generating Electricity
26Speaker
27Wave Speed on a String
28Speed of Sound
29Interference and Diffraction
30Sound and Loudness
31Wave Communication Challenge
32Energy Storage in Capacitors
33Oscillations
34Heat as Energy Transfer
35Solar Cells
36Rube Goldberg Machine Revisited

Experiment 24 from Physics Explorations and Projects Lab Book

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