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Use a voltage sensor to observe the electromotive force generated by passing a magnet through a coil.
In this experiment, students observe the electromotive force generated by passing a magnet through a coil. Students will explore the relationship between:
Students gain experience measuring a continuously changing voltage for a very short duration. This lab pays particular attention to the scientific method of isolating a variable. In each of three parts, students isolate and change a single variable to determine the effect it has on the outcome.
No-bounce pad (optional)
200, 400, and 800 turn coils
Magnets, different strengths
Paper ~ 1 sheet
Pen or pencil
Tape ~ 1 roll
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.