Advanced Placement / Physics

Magnetic Fields

In this lab, students use an AC/DC electronics laboratory, a power supply, and a Magnaprobe™ wand to detect and compare the magnetic field pattern surrounding a bar magnet and a current-carrying coil.

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
5.4 2.D.2.1; 2.D.3.1; 2.D.4.1

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Magnaprobe

Magnaprobe

A great way to demonstrate the 3-D nature of magnetic fields.

AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

AC/DC Electronics Laboratory

Facilitates electricity experiments for AC and DC. Can be used as a stand-alone with a multimeter or with PASCO sensors and software.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #10

Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2

Magnetic Fields