The Physics Of Physics : Physics, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics

786 Words Oct 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
Throughout the years, student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers has gradually been increasing. Not only has student interest gone up, the demand for engineers has also increased [STEM, website]. There are a number of different engineering majors a student can choose, but physics can be seen throughout the many disciplines. Physics is a vital part of engineering that must be understood in order to seek a career in any engineering field. Due to it being so important, introducing students to the material at a young age is essential to their futures as engineers. A simple and effective project that helps young students become familiar with physics, is the electromagnet experiment. The electromagnet experiment is a project designed to teach the students about the relationship between electricity and magnetism. Electromagnets are magnets that create a magnetic field with the help of an electric current. This project demonstrates a similar lesson each time it is performed, but it has been used in a lot of different ways. The basic materials that are needed for the project consist of: a nail (iron or steel, a D-size battery, coated wire, tape, and paper clips. The electromagnet is created similarly in each experiment and the action of picking up paper clips is also used. Figure 1 represents the basic layout of how each experiment was set up. Figure 1 is an illustration of the exact setup used for The Great Electromagnet Race.
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