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Magnet Tube Kit

Order code: SC1011
Purchase QTY: (Each)1+    
Scientrific's price  $59.00    
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The kit consists of a 990mm long PVC tube and a 990mm long aluminium tube. The PVC tube's exterior has been painted so that both tubes appear to be made from aluminium. The aluminium tube is the correct size for optimal induced currents.

When a 22mm 'Super Magnet', like our SC4401SP, is released in the aluminium tube it takes 7 to 10 seconds for the magnet to 'float' down the tube! What do you think happens when the same magnet is released in the PVC tube?

Students have to explain why the magnet acts differently in the non-magnetic and apparently identical tubes.

Possible areas of exploration:
What happens if you drop/float different numbers of magnets down the tubes?
What happens if you introduce spacers between the dropped/floated magnets?

Resonance in a tube:
Another use for the aluminium tube is to strike it on its end for a great resonance demonstration - adjust the resonant frequency by sliding your hand along the tube.

Kit contains:
• 990mm aluminium tube
• 990mm plastic tube that looks like aluminium

Note: Magnets are NOT included.

Last edited 14th May 2019

This product is used in teaching these Australian Curriculum codes:
ACSSU076 - Physical Sciences - Forces and Moving - Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
ACSSU155 - Physical Sciences - Energy Forms - Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
ACSSU182 - Physical Sciences - Energy Transfer - Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models
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