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Electricity & Magnetism: Headphone-Design

Design and build working headphones.

HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS – EDUCATOR CURRICULUM

Michael Faraday was the first to discover a usable application of electromagnetic induction. Now you have a chance to explore the world of electromagnetism and build a working set of headphones to play your favorite music. Here you will find rubrics and lesson plans to support learners.

OBJECTIVE: Learners will explore electricity and magnetism by constructing headphones.

Video: Watch this Project in Action

CULMINATING LESSON SEQUENCE
An overview of the Headphones culminating activity
Here you will find a detailed sequence of activities for the culminating activity of building and designing headphones.

CULMINATING LESSON PLANS
Lesson plans to teach Electricity and Magnetism
Here you will find detailed lessons to guide you through teaching electricity and magnetism and preparing students to build their headphones.

HEADPHONE RUBRIC
A rubric to asses student headphones
Detailed rubrics to asses student headphone designs and performance. The rubric can also be printed and supplied to students to guide them through the requirement of successfully assembling working headphones.

SPEAKER DISSECTION AND NOMENCLATURE
A Nomenclature and parts view of a speaker
An exploded view of parts of a speaker with conventional names. This sheet can help support learners in using vocabulary and understanding how components in a speaker interact.

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