We all know what a magnet is, but do you know what electromagnetism is? Why do we we need it? Can you explain where electromagnetism is used in everyday life?


Electromagnet Crane lifts the metal bars when electricity is flowing.

Electomagnetism is simply magnetism that is created via a current of electricity.

The Lessons

The lessons in this unit are geared to students in elementary, middle school and high school. Students will learn many aspects of electromagnetism that will help to answer the above questions.

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