Investigating the Properties of Magnets by: John Eichinger

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In this activity, younger students encounter, discuss, and apply the basic characteristics of magnets and magnetism as they explore and elaborate on their experiences. Student groups implement some of the terminology and concepts appropriate to the study of magnets as they investigate and measure how far magnets can repel one another and how many paper clips their magnets can attract.

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  • on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:37 AM

This book chapter has a very good idea about investigating magnets with children. It is a well written chapter about making a magnet chain. This chapter makes me want to see what else this book has to share.

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

  • on Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:40 AM

This lesson plan includes math and science standards addressed, easy to follow procedures and a sample assessment rubric. The activities described here would come at the very beginning of a unit of study, perhaps fulfilling the "engagement" component of the 5E Learning Cycle model.

Lara  (New Haven, CT)
Lara (New Haven, CT)

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