In Physical Science, students created electromagnets by wrapping copper wire around an iron nail or bolt. Different numbers of coils, as well as different voltages, affected the strength of our magnets, as you can see from the photos!

We also snapped photos of electromagnetic fields revealed by sprinkling iron filings over a sheet of paper with different magnets underneath.

We capped off our study of magnets and electricity by discussing different sources of energy. We visited a nearby solar field and learned from Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s engineer about Ohio’s various energy sources and the future of power generation.

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