This activity reinforces the concepts of electricity, specifically magnetism, and the concept of magnetic fields including which materials best conduct electricity. The activity emphasizes the importance of a product market, encouraging students to keep track of cost of material and compare that to the efficiency of the product.
- STEM – General
- Secondary School Students
The posted .zip file contains several resources for this activity:
- ElectromagnetActivity.pdf provides an overview of the activity.
- Electromagnet Activity Scores.xlsx provides a spreadsheet to support the activity calculations.
The Westinghouse-Pittsburgh Chapter has used this activity in several Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGE) events.