Movement of the the magnet through the coil induces a current and lights the LED. The magnet dropped through the copper tube falls more slowly than when outside the tube and when compared to the non-magnetic slug
The Orbit (TM) Magnetic Induction Set gives you control of one of the simplest demonstrations of magnetic induction, Lenz's law and eddy currents. Without the confusion of extra technology, gears or wheels you can clearly show the effect of electromagnetic induction to your class.
When to use this apparatus?
Use this apparatus in any lesson on electromagnetic induction. It is safe for use by the teacher and students. The demonstrations will fascinate students and prompt the question, "Why does that happen?" - A perfect way to introduce theory or check your students' understanding.
The kit includes
- High-turn copper coil with connectors on a clear tube
- Neodymium magnet
- 2 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
- Non magnetic slug of the same cross section as the magnet
- Copper tube