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Magnetic Field Demonstrations

Magnetic field through a wire

You will also need a power supply, and test wire.

The power supply recommended in one that will with an output of 2 amps. You may also use batteries too.

Attach the power supply to complete a circuit, and the sprinkle the iron filings on to the acrylic. Observe the magnetic field patterns created by the various shape wire.

Disconnect the circuit, immediately after sprinkling the iron filings, it will keep the wire from burning out, or overheating the equipment.

The instructor may also use an overhead projector, to display patterns on to a whiteboard or screen. 

Magnetic Field

The Jumping Wire

Jumping Wire

Magnetic Field through a Wire Swing

Magnetic Force Wire Swing