This resource includes two lessons. One is a STEM Engineering lesson on making an electromagnet. The other is a reading informational text lesson that comes with a 3 page informational text article on magnets. This resource includes flaps and folds for interactive notebooks.
This lesson 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-PS2-4. Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.
4-PS3-4. Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another (electromagnet lesson)
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.
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.
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.
This resource is also available as part of a larger unit on magnets. STEM Magnet Unit With Interactive Notebook Folds and Flaps
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