This bundle contains the 3 magnet packets designed for the Next Generation Science Standards for Grade 3 Forces and Interactions . They are sold on the TPT site as individual lessons. The bundle of 3 is sold at a 25% discount. The bundle can be viewed as individual lessons on the web site: http://scienceandkidsactivities.com/Science_and_Kids_Activities/NGSS_Assessments_Lessons/NGSS_Assessments_Lessons.html
1. Magnetic Interactions NGSS Grade 3 Forces and Interactions
(NGSS Grade 3-PS2-3)
The first activity is an exploratory exercise intended to review, access prior knowledge, and build background knowledge. Students are presented with mystery envelopes and try to infer what is inside. Then a compass is introduced and students have more information to determine what is in the envelopes. In Powerful Poles, students use marked magnets to determine how magnets interact at the poles. They then use this knowledge to identify like and unlike poles of magnets that are unmarked. In this series, students have the opportunity to predict the outcome, conduct the activities, record the outcome, explain the cause and effect relationship, and finally ask another question to find out more about the phenomena. It is higher-level thinking at its best because it is interesting, inviting, and just plain fun.
Included in this document are: teacher background notes, teaching tips, rubrics for scoring, printable student recording sheets, science notes for reading, and vocabulary cards.
2. NGSS Grade 3 Magnetic Interactions Performance Assessment
(NGSS Grade 3-PS2-3)
This lesson is designed for use as a performance assessment after a unit on magnetic interactions has been taught.
In the Whole class activity, students place a compass around a bar magnet to “see” the invisible force field around a bar magnet.
In the Individual assessment, students conduct an investigation to find out how distance affects the strength of a magnetic force field
Student recording pages, rubrics for scoring, teacher background, Science Notes for Reading, photographs, and teaching tips are included in this download. Pictures are included to stimulate class discussions and provide clear directions for students. They also could be used for bulletin boards and centers.. Students conduct 3 trials using 1, 2, and 3 bar magnets and observe the movements of a compass needle to determine the strength of the magnetic field of force around the magnet(s).
3. NGSS Grade 3 Design a Problem with Magnets Performance Assessment (3-PS2-4)
The assessment begins with a whole class activity involving floating magnets. Then they brainstorm all they know about magnets. Afterwards, they begin their Individual Assessment in which they use what they know about magnets to define a problem with one or more magnets and design a solution for that problem.
Included in this packet:
Student recording pages, teacher background, rubrics for scoring, Science Notes reading page, teaching notes, What do Engineers do poster, and a Science Notebook for recording their Engineering Project Using Magnets.