This pair of lessons has students exploring how magnets work through other objects and what might limit their effectiveness. This lesson duo includes interactive notebook flaps and folds. These lessons are hands-on and use simple household materials and magnets.
This unit is aligned with 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.
3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting
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.
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
These two lessons can also be purchased as part of a larger unit on Magnets.. STEM Magnet Unit With Interactive Notebook Folds and Flaps
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Owl Pellet Lesson
STEM Balloon Rocket Lesson
STEM LED Light Lesson
Gobstopper Colorful Science Lesson