The Magnetic Field Interactive is an adjustable-size file that displays nicely on smart phones, on tablets such as the iPad, on Chromebooks, and on laptops and desktops. The size of the Interactive can be scaled to fit the device that it is displayed on. The compatibility with smart phones, iPads, other tablets, and Chromebooks make it a perfect tool for use in a 1:1 classroom.


Teaching Ideas and Suggestions:

This Interactive is intended for use in the early stages of a learning cycle on magnetism. Learners can easily view the magnetic field lines surrounding a bar magnet. The behavior of the compass needle in the region surrounding the magnet can be observed. 

The Physics Classroom has not prepared any activities for use with this Interactive.


Related Resources

Magnetism and Electromagnetism resources have traditionally been absent from our website for years. We are beginning to remedy this situation and have added resources to our Calculator Pad and Science Reasoning Center sections. You will also find a growing collection of simulations in our Physics Interactives section.



The Physics Classroom would like to extend a special thanks to Nerd Island Studios for the creation of this HTML5 Interactive. Visit to see more great stuff by Nerd Island Studios.

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