An entire unit on magnetism. Unit includes 9 stations with detailed directions for each station. Each station has a recording sheet for you to give out to each student.
*Mystery bag- Students explore different objects in a paper bag and test whether they are magnetic or not.
*Shapes of Magnets- Students will explore the different shapes of magnets and identify them. There is a sort for these magnets included.
*What is your strength?- Students predict and test how many paperclips each magnet can pick up at one time.
*Paperclip train- Students connect paperclips to a magnet to make a train and record how many they were able to connect.
*Grab a paperclip- Students place a magnet in the same spot and allow the magnet to naturally pull the paperclip to it.
*Do all metals stick?- Students test different metals to see which ones are magnetic. It is often a misconception of young children to think all things that are shiny are magnetic.
*Buried Treasure- Students will hunt for treasure in sand. Students should learn that magnets can work through different types of matter.
*Bottle Fishing Without water- Students place objects in a water bottle and then use the magnet to see which items they can bring to the top.
*Bottle Fishing With water- Students do the same thing as the previous station except now there is water and plastic to go through. (These two can be stations that you can change out all year to use as centers.)
*Bumper Cars: Students have two toy cars with bar magnets taped on top of them. They will practice putting the different poles together to see what happens. (Teaching attract and repel)
There is also a cute writing prompt for the end of the unit where students can write a creative story about the day cars turned into magnets.
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