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This is an inquiry-based lab for AP or Honors high school physics, designed to let students explore the effect of an external field on a current-carrying wire in that field.  All materials are available from science supply houses and are likely part of the typical high school science classroom. Detailed background information and tips for teachers accompany the lesson, along with photos and diagrams of the lab set-up. It is expected that students would have some prior experience with the fundamentals of magnetism but would not have studied the topic prior to the lab.  Allow two class periods.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For users in the state of New York, the lab materials may be borrowed from the Center for Nanoscale Systems at no cost. See link within the lesson plan.

This resource is part of a larger collection of inquiry-based labs developed by the NSF-funded Center for Nanoscale Systems Institute for Physics Teachers. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
- Electric Fields and Potential
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
= Force on Wires
= Magnetic Fields
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- Measurement/Units
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
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ray optics

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Posted: April 17, 2010 at 10:44AM

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Re: ray optics

Author: Caroline Hall-Managing Editor
Posted: Apr 19, 2010 at 2:35PM

> On Apr 17, 2010, revanth kumar kumar posted:
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> submit
> a detailed account on ray optics

For a freely downloadable introductory textbook on ray optics, we recommend Light and Matter: Optics Textbook. See URL below:
http://www.lightandmatter.com/area1book5.html

The Physics Front editors have selected more than 30 materials on ray optics for use in middle school and high school classrooms. Not knowing exactly what you are seeking, you can browse all these materials by entering "ray optics" in the search box at the top right side of the home page.

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Topic: Magnetism and Magnetic Force
Unit Title: Magnetic Fields

This series of inquiry-based activities is designed for the beginning high school physics lab.  Students explore the effect of an external field on a current-carrying wire in that field.  Students need only very basic prior experience with concepts related to magnetism.  Student study guides are included.

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Magnetic Force on a Current-carrying Wire . (2006, November 6). Retrieved April 23, 2014, from CLASSE Institute for Physics Teachers: http://www.cns.cornell.edu/cipt/labs/lab9.html
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CLASSE Institute for Physics Teachers. Magnetic Force on a Current-carrying Wire . Ithaca: CLASSE Institute for Physics Teachers, November 6, 2006. http://www.cns.cornell.edu/cipt/labs/lab9.html (accessed 23 April 2014).
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This resource is a detailed interactive tutorial on the topic of magnetism. It gives the student a framework for understanding the role of electron spin and electron pairing in the creation of a magnetic field. It is presented in simple language with no math.

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