Tuesday we are going to play with magnets at the Millbury Public Library. If you can join us, call to register at 508 865 1181.
With some of the changes in curriculum at the local public school where they DROPPED science right off the schedule (insert a picture here of my long hair standing straight out!) - I will post some ways to complete a fun lesson on magnets appropriate for early elementary grade students. So grab a science notebook and stay tuned.
Science words: observation, prediction, force, magnet, attract, repel, none, graphs
Always take care to use magnets safely with young children. Be sure they cannot be swallowed or used around video equipment and cameras.
Magnet hunt – what magnets are in your house? Fridge magnets, some fridge doors, cabinet doors, wallets, toys, etc
What will a magnet stick to in the house? Can you take your magnet and find things it will stick to? Try everything that strikes your imagination. One sometimes unexpected metal spot is the door into your house.
Magnet Fishing – tie a magnet to a string and the string to a pole. Put paper clips on the end of paper fish. You can “fish” over and over. How many fish can you catch at once?
I'm a little magnet can't you see
Anything metal comes right to me.
If it is not metal you will see.
It just will not stick to me.
What can magnets do? By Allen Fowler
Marion Magnet’s First Mission by Sharon Hackleman