Featured in PASCO’s Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
Magnetic Field Coil
Use a current sensor and magnetic field sensor to understand some of the factors affecting the electromagnetic field strength within a solenoid.
This activity is designed to provide students with an understanding of some of the factors affecting the electromagnetic field strength within a solenoid. Throughout the activity students will:
- Build foundational understanding of how magnetic field strength inside a coil is related to the magnitude of current carried through the coil wire.
- Explore the relationship between and the number of turns of wire in a coil and the magnetic field strength within the solenoid.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Measuring and recording the magnitude of the magnetic field within a coil.
- Plotting a graph of Magnetic Field versus Turns in a coil to determine the relationship between the magnetic field strength and the number of turns in a coil.
- Plotting a graph of Magnetic Field versus Current in the wire of a coil to determine the relationship between magnetic field strength and the current flowing through a coil.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Allows students to safely measure voltage and current simultaneously without overloading the sensor. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Provides magnetic field measurement in a very compact package. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Coils of varying turns but the same radius ~ 3
DC power supply, 10V, 1 A minimum
Patch cord, 4 mm banana plug ~ 3
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A sensor bundle specifically designed to get you started using probeware in your physics lab. Also: perform 26 of the 37 Lab Activities from Physics through Inquiry.
Contains the probeware needed to perform all 37 lab activities in the Physics through Inquiry lab manual.