MS-PS2-5: Electric, Magnetic, and Gravitational Fields
Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact. (Cause and Effect)
Clarification Statement: Examples of this phenomenon could include the interactions of magnets, electrically-charged strips of tape, and electrically-charged pith balls. Examples of investigations could include first-hand experiences or simulations.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to electric and magnetic fields, and limited to qualitative evidence for the existence of fields.
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Forces (magnetic, electric, gravitational)
Test object (e.g. magnet, charged pith ball, ball)
Cause and Effect
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