These sites include explanations and principles of magnetism. Learn the properties of magnets, where they can be found, and what their use is. Find out about magnetic levitation and how magnetic levitation trains work. Includes animation, video, crafts, worksheets, and experiments. There are links to eThemes Resources on electromagnets, gravity, and motion.
Select the link "Magnetism: A Magnetic Attraction" in the Science section of the site to watch an animated movie and learn about magnetism, an iron ore magnetite and its magnetic field. Click on the "Ex-Lab Rat Bob" icon for a fun experiment with magnets, select "The Activity" icon for a crossword, and visit the "Timeline" to find out when magnets were first mentioned. NOTE: The web site is available by subscription only.
This interactive module gives simple explanations of how electricity, charges, circuits, and magnets work. It begins with a thorough look at electricity, and then at the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
Find out how relations between magnets and electricity were discovered and explained by the Electromagnetic Theory. Learn about a motor, a device that has ability to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. Also learn about another device - generator that is used when mechanical energy is transferred into electrical energy. Discover what electromagnets are and how they work. Includes photographs, animations, and experiments.
These sites cover the basic concepts of physics. Learn about force, motion, and friction using interactive simulations where you can manipulate the variables. Includes a link to an eThemes on Simple Machines and one on Magnets.