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Earths Magnetic Field

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Distinguish among the Earth's magnetic field, a magnet, and the fields that surround a magnet and an electromagnet SPI 0807.12.3


Links verified 9/21/2014


  1. Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field - Our planet's magnetic field is in a constant state of change, say researchers who are beginning to understand how it behaves and why. [includes a link to a streaming audio version of this page] This resource includes voice instructions for students
  2. Earth's Magnetic Field - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. Earth's Magnetic Field - explanation from Wikipedia
  4. Earth's Magnetic Field - includes several good illustrations
  5. Earth's Magnetic Field - Windows to the Universe has three separate levels of explanation to select
  6. Earth's Magnetic Field - part of an explanation of compasses from How Stuff Works
  7. Earth's Magnetic Field: An Overview - lengthy article from the British Geological Survey [11 pages if printed]
  8. Earth's Magnetic Field Interactive - drag the compass around in the space near Earth to observe the shape of out planet's magnetic field [from Windows to the Universe] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data or This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard
  9. Exploring Magnetic Fields - [grades 6-8] lesson plan from Science Net Links - includes activity sheets to print and links to other related lesson plans A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsExploring: The Earth as a Magnet - a three page lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  11. Experiments with magnets and our surroundings - lots of activities provided by "Magnet Man"
  12. Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field - article from NASA
  13. Introduction to Geomagnetism - an IMAGE satellite tutorial on Earth's magnetic field from NASA which includes links to lesson plans
  14. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInvestigating the Earth's Magnetism - five page lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  15. The Invisible World of Magnetic Fields - includes a simple animation
  16. Magnetic Field Basics - explanation from Physics4Kids
  17. Magnetic Field - a good description from Wikipedia
  18. Magnetic Field of a Bar Magnet - The magnetic field of a bar magnet can be investigated with this compass needle applet. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. Magnetic Field of the Earth - a good explanation from Hyperphysics plus links to other information
  20. Magnetic Lines of Force - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  21. Magnetic Storm - This NOVA page includes links to aurora pictures and a discussion of the weakening of Earth's magnetic field
  22. The North Pole Could Soon Drift Over to Siberia - interesting article from Smithsonian
  23. Planetary Magnets - Earth is a good example of a planetary dipole
  24. What is a Magnetic Field? - good explanation and good illustrations - from Cool Magnet Man


A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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