ERIC Number: EJ891984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
An Elementary Model of the Earth's Magnetic Field
Watt, Jeanie I.; Roth, Bradley J.
Physics Teacher, v45 n3 p168-170 Mar 2007
This article is intended as a guide for teaching geomagnetism in a high school or university introductory physics class. Many students find this subject fascinating. Instructors, however, often have a difficult time introducing this topic at an elementary level. Suggestions will be made on how to accomplish this using three electricity and magnetism problems commonly encountered in an introductory class.
Descriptors: Energy, Magnets, Models, Science Instruction, Physics, College Science, Secondary School Science, High Schools, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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