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The complete Magnet Unit has Eight 5 E lessons using magnets. This unit is aligned with NGSS
NGSS 3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
NGSS 3-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.
NGSS 4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another (electromagnet lesson)
This resource is also aligned with Utah Core 5th Grade Science Standard 3
Students will understand that magnetism can be observed when there is an interaction between the magnetic fields of magnets or between a magnet and materials made of iron.
NGSS 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting
NGSS 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the
criteria and constraints of the problem.
MGSS 3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify
aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
For NGSS 3rd Grade
Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Used:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models. Planning and carrying out investigations. Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Also Aligned with CCSS for Reading Informational Text.
The lessons include:
What items attract to a magnet?
Attracting and Repelling North and South Pole
Reading Informational Text Lesson (With a three page article)
Creating an Electromagnet
Making a Temporary Magnet
Will a magnet attract through other materials?
Exploring Sand with Magnets
Push and Pull With Magnets
The following resources are ALL included in this unit (no need to buy them individually if you purchase this unit)
This unit also includes an informational text article with response pages and clever flaps and folds for the Interactive Notebook. This unit is a great addition to your STEM instruction!
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