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This is an activity about electromagnetism. Using a battery and a length of wire, learners will construct an electromagnet and investigate the number of paperclips the electromagnet can hold for an electromagnet with twenty loops of wire versus one with forty loops of wire. A six to twelve volt battery, a large nail or metal rod, and insulated wire are required for this activity. This is the fourth activity in the Exploring the Earth's Magnetic Field: An IMAGE Satellite Guide to the Magnetosphere educators guide.

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    Physical sciences:Electricity and magnetism,NSDL,Upper Elementary,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Heliophysics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123029885T,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics,IMAGE

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