Grades 9-12: This lab focuses on magnetic pickups in an electric guitar. Students explore concepts in electromagnetism, which illustrates how an electric guitar works.
PHYSICAL SCIENCES (Grades 9-12)
The guitar is one of the most common instruments in contemporary music. There are several aspects of the guitar that can be used to teach basic physics concepts; this lab focuses on magnetic pickups in an electric guitar. Students are led through a series of explorations to build experience with basic concepts in magnetism and electromagnetism. At the end they are asked to put these concepts together to explain how an electric guitar works.
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