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Mini Tube Kit - Mini with Magnet

Order code: SC1015
Purchase QTY: (Each)1+    
Scientrific's price  $60.00    
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The kit consists of a 200mm long PVC tube and a 200mm 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 2 to 3 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.

Kit contains:
• A single sleeved 22mm super magnet
• 200mm aluminium tube
• 200mm plastic tube that looks like aluminium

Last edited 28th Jan 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
ACSSU219 - Physical Sciences - Alternative Energies - Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity
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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