We’re covering magnets this week. It’s our last unit before we start reviewing for the CRCT…which is April 23-27. We’ve already prepped our desks (in rows rather than our normal clusters) so they’ll be used to the different room arrangement. I have also started taking stuff off the walls (or the other option is to cover it all up). Each morning they come in and try to figure out what’s missing. It’s quite fun!
Anywho…sorry for the tangent. Here are a couple of pics of how I used the magnet freebies.
First, I gave them bar magnets and let them “explore.” They discussed the “funny feeling” or magnetic field between the two magnets when they were attracted to each other. Then we discussed the pattern (opposites attract) and copied down our observations.
For the second activity, I gave each group a cup filled with the objects listed in blue above (I left this part blank on the freebie copy so you could fill it in with your own objects). They discovered if the objects were attracted to the magnet or if they repelled. We discussed our answers as a whole group after each small group had finished.
Click below to snag the activites for yourself from my TN store!