Magnetic Levitator StandOrder code: SC7080
Levitator may be said a little tongue in cheek but this simple apparatus does show how a magnet can 'levitate' another magnet. Consists of six doughnut shaped magnets trapped on an inverted u-shaped brass rod on a plastic base. The magnets have similar poles clearly marked. With two magnets placed above each other there is a large gap between them, as additional magnets are stacked the gap is reduced. The magnets don't lie parallel to the base they assume an angle to it, giving the students some clue as to what would happen if they weren't trapped on the brass rod.
Last edited 14th May 2019This 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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