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Q & A: Fun with Electromagnetism

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Do you have examples of experiments with electromagnetism?
- Anonymous
A:
Probably the easiest thing you can do with electromagnetism is to make a small electromagnet. Take a large nail and wrap an electrical wire around it. The more coils you can get around the nail the better. Then hook the wire up to a battery. The electrical field from the wires will create a magnetic field across the nail, turning it into a temporary magnet. Turn the whole thing off, and your nail will have become a magnet!

For some more involved experiments, you can check out this link to .

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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