Recommended for Middle School through High School.
When playing with a magnet, you have probably found that objects were more strongly attracted when they were closer to the magnet. In this experiment, you will first use a computer-interfaced Magnetic Field Sensor to study magnetic field strength at various distances from a bar magnet. In the second part of the experiment, you will measure and map the magnetic field at one-centimeter intervals along the bar magnet.
In this experiment, you will
Measure magnetic field strength.
Graph and analyze data.
Make conclusions about the relationship between magnetic field strength and distance.
Measure and graph magnetic field strength at points along a bar magnet.
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.