# Magnets and Electromagnets 42 Question Board Game

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Physics

Grade 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Games

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With 42 question cards on permanent magnets and electromagnets this is an enjoyable and challenging board game for up to six players per set. It is suitable for all abilities. It can be played at the end of a module on electricity and electromagnets but is also a very useful test prep tool. This game is so much fun, pupils will forget they are learning!

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What You Get

• Game board (color and black and white)

• 42 question cards with questions of varying degrees of difficulty

• Instruction sheet.

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Rules for Play

• The player who throws the highest score starts and play proceeds in a clockwise direction.

• Students take turns and work their way around the board following the instructions in the squares.

• Some squares tell the student totake a question card from the face down pile. If correct they move on 2 spaces.

• If a player thinks an answer given by an opponent is incorrect they can challenge. If the challenge is correct the challenger moves forward 2 spaces. If the challenge is wrong the challenger moves back two spaces.

• In the event of a challenge, pupils are encouraged to consult their books but the teacher has a quick-check answer sheet.

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Prior Knowledge Required

• Composition of Magnets: Magnets are constructed using magnetic materials. Common materials include Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and their corresponding alloys.

• Pole Interactions: Magnets have two types of poles - North and South. When two like poles (e.g., North and North) come close to each other, they repel. Conversely, when opposite poles (e.g., North and South) are brought together, they attract each other.

• Magnetic Fields: Surrounding every magnet is an invisible force field known as the magnetic field. This field can be visualized through field lines.

• Field Line Density: The density of these field lines determines the strength of the magnetic field. A region with closely spaced field lines indicates a stronger magnetic field than a region where they're spread out.

• Visualization of Field Lines: It's essential to understand and recognize the pattern of field lines around two bar magnets, especially when they have the same or opposite poles facing each other.

• Field Strength at Poles: The magnetic field is strongest at the poles of a magnet due to a higher concentration of field lines.

• Distance and Field Strength: The strength of the magnetic field diminishes as one moves farther from the magnet.

• Direction of Field Lines: Field lines emanate outward from the magnet's south pole and point inward toward the north pole.

• Magnetization Process: When a non-magnetized magnetic material becomes a magnet, the tiny regions within it called domains, which were initially oriented in random directions, align themselves to point uniformly in the same direction.

• Earth's Magnetic Properties: The Earth behaves like a large magnet. Interestingly, there appears to be a south-type magnetic pole near the Earth's geographic North Pole and a north-type magnetic pole near the Earth's geographic South Pole.

• Application in Devices: It would be beneficial to have a basic understanding of how magnets and magnetic fields operate within certain devices. Familiarize yourself with the structure and functioning of electric bells, relays, and circuit breakers, as they use these principles.

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Magnets Electromagnets magnetic materials magnetic fields Earths magnetism Electric bell electric relay north and south poles magnetic fileld lines magnetism game

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