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Electromagnetic fields, magnetic-field induction and human environment (iStage 1)


In nature, electromagnetic fields are a common occurrence. Natural electric and magnetic fields encompass the earth, its atmosphere, and the space surrounding the earth. Humans themselves are a source of electromagnetic fields of different frequencies as well. Apart from natural sources, there also exist artificial sources, which, supposedly, are not harmless to humans. The aim of this unit is to make our students aware of the omnipresence of these fields in our surroundings.

This unit is recommended for students age 12 to 19 years as prior knowledge in physics is required. The teaching unit can be adapted to the specific level of knowledge of the students.

Please find the additional material mentioned in the text below. The project is taken from the brochure ‘iStage: ICT in Science Teaching’ from the unit ‘From Bicycle to Space’. You can order the complete brochure in print (mail to or download it here. The material has been developed by 22 teachers from 15 countries. The project has been supported by SAP.Please find additional material for this teaching unit here.

Authors: Aneta Mika (PL), Anna Körbisch (AT), Corina Lavinia Toma (RO) | Ed. Science on Stage Deutschland e.V. | License: Creative Commons

iStage 1 - Electromagnetic Fields of Low Frequency
iStage 1 - Niederfrequente elektromagnetische Felder
iStage 1 - Les Champs Electromagnetiques de Basse Frequence
iStage 1 - Pola elektromagnetyczne o niskiej częstotliwości i otoczenie człowieka
iStage 1 - Câmpuri electromagnetice de joasă frecvență și mediul înconjurător
iStage 1 - Nizkofrekvenčna elektromagnetna polja in človeško okolje
iStage 1 - Alacsony frekvenciájú elektromágneses terek és az emberi környezet

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