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This activity from the Exploratorium demonstrates the magnetic field produced by a current-carrying wire. A group of compasses are arranged around the wire to indicate the direction of the field (including Earth's field). The site provides an explanation of the physics that occurs and a description of the right-hand rule. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.

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    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Informal Education,Middle School,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003055354681T,High School,Physics,Force on Wires,right-hand rule,magnetic force,magnetic field line,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,compass,Magnetic Fields and Forces,magnetism experiment,magnetism lab,magnetism activity,Electricity & Magnetism

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