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This lesson plan contains instructions for conducting an inquiry-based lab to investigate current-carrying coils in magnetic fields.  Students construct a simple galvanometer from film cannisters and other readily-obtainable materials.  The author includes follow-up questions to stimulate learning.  This item is part of a larger set of lesson plans in the SMILE collection of resources.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
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- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
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© 1997 SMILE, Illinois Institute of Technology
These lessons may be freely copied and used in a classroom but they remain the copyright property of the author(s) and the directors of the SMILE program.
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Electricity, Magnetism, electromagnetism, galvanometer
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Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: Magnetic Fields

This lesson contains instructions for conducting an inquiry-based lab to investigate current-carrying coils in magnetic fields.

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Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement, (1997), WWW Document, (http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8720.html).
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Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement, SMILE Lab: Current-Carrying Coils in Magnetic Fields, (1997), <http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8720.html>.
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Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement. (2004, November 27). SMILE Lab: Current-Carrying Coils in Magnetic Fields. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8720.html
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Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement. SMILE Lab: Current-Carrying Coils in Magnetic Fields. November 27, 2004. http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8720.html (accessed 30 October 2014).
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Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement. SMILE Lab: Current-Carrying Coils in Magnetic Fields. 1997. 27 Nov. 2004. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://mypages.iit.edu/~smile/ph8720.html>.
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