May the Magnetic Force Be With Youby: Jesse Wilcox and Lindsey R. Richey

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This article provides a series of developmentally appropriate experiences and discussions that concretely scaffold students between grades 2–4 toward accurate ideas of magnetism.

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  • on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:03 AM

If a 6 star rating were available, I would give this article six stars! This article gives a very clear, structured way to teach about magnetism to primary grade students. It progresses from the very simple to the more complex aspects of magnetism. Clear and concise directions are given for the experiments and students are encouraged to record their findings. Class discussion is another important aspect of the unit.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 AM

Although my fifth graders should already be familiar with these concepts when they come to me, I found that there remained a small group of them that held onto old erroneous ideas. This article contains great ideas for moving them back to where they need to be through review with ongoing assessment.

Michele M  (Baytown, TX)
Michele M (Baytown, TX)

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