1. Explain what it means when we say a substance is magnetic.
It means that the substance has a lot of electrons that are creating magnetic fields.
2. Discuss the relationship between electric and magnetic fields.
An electromagnetic wave generates both, electric and magnetic fields. A magnetic field can be induced by a wire conducting an electric current and a electric field can be induced in a coiled piece of copper wire if a magnet is moved through the center of the coiled wire.
3. Before you begin your lab, you need to form a hypothesis that reflects which material, voltage, and number of winds you think will produce the strongest electromagnet. Record your hypothesis as an if then statement.
I think the material that will produce the strongest electromagnet will be copper because it is a very good conductor, the voltage that will produce the strongest electromagnet will be 100 volt because it will have a lot of power and the number of winds that will produce the strongest electromagnet will be 100 because I think if there is more of the material it will have more power.
4. Record your data for each trial.
I attached the photo of the chart.
1. 5. Review your data. Did your experiment prove or disprove your hypothesis? Explain your answer.
The experiment proved my hypothesis, because when I tried to do the experiment with different materials than copper and different voltages than 100 and different number of winds than 100, the result would always be less paperclips.
2. 6. What role does voltage play in the formation or use of an electromagnet? 3. The voltage plays and important role because it is the power that the electromagnet needs to be able to work, the more power the more work, so the electromagnet would work better with a lot of voltage.
1. 7. If you were able to keep the electromagnet that you created in your laboratory activity, what would be two possible uses for the electromagnet? 2. The possible uses for the electromagnet