Participants study magnetic fields at four separate stations: examining magnetic fields generated by everyday items,
mapping out a magnetic field using a compass, creating models of Earth's and Jupiter's magnetic fields, and observing
aurora produced by magnetic fields on both planets.
|Hints for uses in your library
|Have the children use caution when experimenting with magnets! They should not be brought near computers, computer monitors, audio tapes, or other magnetic devices.
Websites and Activities:
Magneto Mini Golf
Magnetic Globe Activity
Solar System Magnetism Activity
What is the Solar Cycle? Space Place in a Snap!
What is a Planet?
Our Solar System
Explore the solar system
Jupiter and its Moons
Neptune and its Moons
Stories of our Solar System
Solar System Exploration: Nat Geo
NISE Network: Magnetic Fields Content Training Video
Data Recorded as Juno Crossed Jovian Bow Shock
Data Recorded as Juno Entered Magnetosphere
Cassini Radio Waves Near Jupiter
The "Sounds of Jupiter" - Note that sound doesn't travel through space, as it needs a medium (like air or water) to travel. These sounds are interpretations of scientific data and discoveries:
|Lunar and Planetary Institute
[Suggest a book]
What Makes a Magnet? by Franklyn M Branley, True Kelley and Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David A Adler
Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Hughes
Amazing Magnetism by Rebecca Carmi and John Speirs
Attract and Repel: A Look at Magnets by Jennifer Boothroyd
Magnets by Steffi Cavell-Clarke
Here We Are : Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers