Magnetism

What are Magnets? (2013)

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Magnets are unusual and fun tools that serve many useful purposes. This colorful, action-packed program emphasizes the characteristics and behavior of magnets. Special emphasis is also given to electromagnets and the importance of magnets in generating electricity.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
What are Magnets?

The Magic of Magnetism (1998)

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Why does a magnet stick to metal objects but not plastic? How can it pick up metal shavings but not wood chips? With the help of a magician, students learn all about magnetism. They discover what a magnet is, the properties of magnets, magnetic fields, and the types of objects that are attracted to magnets. Children learn what magnets are used for and in which simple machines they are found.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:14
The Magic of Magnetism

Changes in the Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical (1999, 2003)

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Amanda’s friend Kyle is having trouble understanding matter, but she knows just the thing to do. She takes him to “A Matter of Fact,” an interesting store full of scientific things—and a peculiar storeowner to help them! Kyle learns all about the physical and chemical properties of matter, such as conductivity, magnetism, and combustibility. He finds out what mixtures and solutions are.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:28
Changes in the Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical

Magnetism (1994)

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They’re on your refrigerator, they’re inside your computer, and you’re even standing on one right now. They’re magnets, and forget about being repulsed.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Magnetism

Polarity

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Polarity brings pure physics to your living room in a game that is as addictive as it is innovative. You won't believe your eyes as you watch magnetic forces at work, enabling the play discs to gently lean or even float in mid-air!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Polarity

Magnets and Electromagnetism (2008)

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This program explores the various properties of magnets and the characteristics of magnetic force. Colorful graphics and real-life footage explain how magnets are used in generating electricity. Electromagnets and their many uses are demonstrated as well. Other terminology includes: magnetic poles, magnetic field, electric motor, generator, solenoid, and electromagnetism.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
0:15
Magnets and Electromagnetism