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Magnetism

 Old electromagnet

How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Design and build an electromagnet which can carry paperclips over a distance of one metre.

Some examples of biomass

Generating Electricity: Biomass

Learn how biomass can be used to generate electricity.

Coal and natural gas fueled generator near Hanna, Alberta, Canada

Generating Electricity: Fossil Fuels

Learn how energy from fossil fuels can be used to generate electricity.

Electrical power lines near a home

Does Living Near High-Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

Learn about the risks of electromagnetic radiation near high-voltage power lines.

What do magnets do?

What do magnets do?

Have fun discovering what magnets can pick up in this hands on activity.

Assortment of souvenir magnets on the fridge

Magnificent Magnets

Students develop and apply the skills of sorting & classifying, comparing & contrasting and predicting as they explore magnetism as a non-contact force that causes movement.

Wooden toy train

Design & Build a Toy that Moves

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a toy that is moved using forces applied by magnets.