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Natural Science - Year I

Unit 31: Gilbert and Magnetism

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Homework Assignment for Unit 31

This Unit's Homework Page History Lecture Science Lecture Lab Parents' Notes

Homework for Unit 31: Magnetism and William Gilbert<

Reading due before our discussion:

History Web Lecture: Gilbert's De Magnete

Science Web Lecture: Magnetism


Chat Preparation Essay

Post your essay answer to the questions below to the Moodle Unit 31 Forum before chat. Log into the Moodle (if you are challenged, use your own Scholars Online userid and password), click on the Natural Science course link, and then on the forum link for this unit. Read any other forum postings.

What do we mean by "action at a distance"? How can a force act on an object without touching it?


Instead of uploading a worksheet, you'll enter your answers into a Moodle Exercise. It looks like a quiz, but it is different in several ways:

Lab Exercise

Lab Instructions: Mapping Magnetic Fields.

Unit Quiz

Take the quize for this unit. Notice the times the quiz opens and when it closes and be sure that you complete it on time!