This exploration is a great way to introduce or reinforce the distinction between magnets, magnetic items, and non-magnetic items. The activity provides students with a known magnet and ten mystery items. Students then make observations to help them classify each item.
The student lab document features directions, helpful definitions, a data table, and follow up questions.
Your download includes a ready to print student lab document, an answer key, and suggestions for fun mystery items to test with your students.