Hands-On Magnet FREEBIE!

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.  πŸ™‚   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!
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    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
    April 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Love this Dana! Thanks for sharing. We just started magnets and electricity too!
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    Nicole Heinlein
    April 13, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This is great! I used to teach magnets in 1st grade, but the unit got moved to 2nd grade and I got moved to 3rd! πŸ™‚ I will definitely be storing this activity for if I get to teach it again!
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    April 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks! I love how you let them discover what happened with the magnets. I'm excited to try out the freebie!

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    April 14, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Wow Dana… your 3rd grade testing sounds just as stressful as ours! I worry for my 2nd Graders and they don't even have to face testing for another 12 months, lol! You are such a wonderful teacher to be preparing them so well!! I love your magnets freebie and I am going to find a way to use this with my kiddos…I think my 2nd graders will just love it! Thank you for sharing your freebie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend~ xx
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    April 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hi! I was browsing Pinterest and ran across one of your spelling sheets, which led me here. I'm your newest follower! Thanks for the freebies and good luck with the CRCTs. I went to college in GA, so I remember preparing for those while student teaching.

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    Annie Moffatt
    April 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I really like this freebie Dana! I think you anyone can easily adapt it to meet their grade level and needs. I remember testing time…so stressful!

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    April 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    You're welcome, ladies! And Melissa, welcome! Thanks for following! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! πŸ™‚

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    April 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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