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Leaving Cert Physics: Magnets and Magnetic Fields

Let's start off by paying homage to the man who gave his name to the unit of Magnetic flux density. Nikola Tesla. A very weird man but a fantastic scientist.
YouTube. Pick one
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Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison. Epic Rap Battles of History YouTube. 2 mins 5 Star
Why Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Explained in comic book style from theoatmeal.com 5 Star
       
How do magnets work?      
Feynman once again. There are many important lessons here, which should be on the exam but unfortunately aren't. YouTube. 7 mins.
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Magnets: how do they work? From MinutePhysics YouTube. 6 mins. 4 Star
       
Magnetic Field Lines      
On your fingernails?? The product itself is 5 Star YouTube 3 Star
Magnetic Field of a bar magnet
. Drag and click the pointer walter-fendt.de
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Magnetic Field of a straight conductor,
With moving electrons visible in the conductor walter-fendt.de
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Magnetic fields associated with two magnets.
You can change orientation of both magnets. micro.magnet.fsu.edu
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Demonstrating the magnetic field lines surrounding three different simple coil configurations. link YouTube. 10 minutes  
       
A solenoid From absorblearning - may only work with Internet Explorer  
Using a solenoid to create a magnet YouTube. 1 min. Poor quality but presumably these could be used to reinvigorate old magnets  
       
Earth's magnetic field      
From pHet Click on the 'Show Planet Earth tab. 5 Star
Magnetic fields protect the Earth from dangerous radiation from the sun YouTube. 2 mins. 3 Star
Aurora Substorm - Real time motion vimeo. 5 mins. Beautiful 5 Star
Aurora borealis Panoramic display - may only work with Internet Explorer 4 Star
Animation of how magnetic reversals get frozen in the earth's crust From absorblearning.com - may only work with Internet Explorer 4 Star
Where is the true North Pole? YouTube. 4 mins. From MinutePhysics 4 Star
       
3-D magnetic fields
   
Looking at the 3-D nature of the fields Using ferro-fluid. MyYouTube. 3 minutes  
The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields Wonderful 5 minute video from vimeo.com 5 Star
Make your own 3-D magnetic field.
From youtube. 5 minutes
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Dancing paper-clips Any idea why the magnetic field is strongest when the train is speeding up and slowing down. YouTube. 1 minute 4 Star
Want to see a levitating frog?
Because Science has never persued a more noble cause. From YouTube. 10 seconds
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Or water being affected by a magnet?
Why not try it out in the classroom. you will need neodynium magnets. From YouTube. 40 seconds
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Ferro-fluid
From sixty-symbols. YouTube. 6 mins
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What is a magnetic monopole? link YouTube. 40 seconds