- Discrepant Event (Investigatable)
Students explore the relationship between electricity and magnetism.
The electrons inside atoms spin, creating tiny magnetic fields. Most objects are not magnetic because their electrons spin in different, random directions, and cancel each other out.
Magnets are different. The molecules in magnets are arranged so that their electrons spin in the same direction. This arrangement of atoms creates 2 poles in a magnet, a North-seeking pole and a South-seeking pole.