FOSS Module Summary

Module Summary – Energy and Electromagnetism (TX Ed.)

The Energy and Electromagnetism Module consists of four sequential investigations, each designed to introduce or reinforce concepts in physical science dealing with energy and change. Students experience electricity and magnetism as related effects and learn useful applications of electromagnetism in everyday life. In this module, students will:

  • Ask questions that can be answered about electricity and magnetism.
  • Plan and conduct investigations about electromagnetism; record and organize data using appropriate tools for the task.
  • Analyze observations; build reasonable explanations; discuss and justify the merits of explanations.
  • Conduct an experiment to determine how the force of attraction between two magnets changes with the distance between the magnets.
  • Conduct an experiment to determine how the number of winds in an electromagnet coil aff ects the strength of the magnetism.
  • Design and build a model telegraph system.
  • Use tools and techniques to make observations and build explanations about light.

For a description of each investigation in the Energy and Electromagnetism Module and the correlations to the National Science Education Standards, download the Module Overview PDF in English or Spanish.

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