Classroom Activity
Magnetic Fields
Technology and Society
Three-Dimensional Geometry


  • Predict qualitatively how a moving electrically charged particle will be deflected by a magnetic field,
  • Design, test and evaluate a system to confine a simulated charged particle, and
  • Discuss the promise and the challenges related to hydrogen fusion as a possible long-term solution to energy needs.

The activity uses the SAM Robot and a magnetic field probe with the LabPro or the CBL2.

Authors: Fred Thomas and Rose Reinhart
Activity last revised: Sinclair Community College, 1-9-2005

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
This activity requires the calculator program SAMMAGST