Magnets

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Our Magnets Lesson Plan demonstrates the concept of magnets.  This visually engaging lesson prepares students to define the term magnet, identify the poles of a magnet, and how the poles react to each other, and to other materials.  Develop concept imagery for the magnet vocabulary as students draw representations of magnets as they repel and attract another object.

Magnets Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Magnets.
  • Magnet Poles Labeling Activity
  • Magnet Labeling Practice Worksheet
  • Magnet Homework Worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our Magnets Lesson Plan demonstrates the concept of magnets.  This visually engaging lesson prepares students to define the term magnet, identify the poles of a magnet, and how the poles react to each other, and to other materials.  Develop concept imagery for the magnet vocabulary as students draw representations of magnets as they repel and attract another object.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet

  1. Distribute the magnets to students. Ask students if they know what they are, how they work, etc. (The more magnets per student, the better.)
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Allow students to experiment with the attraction and repelling of the magnets with another student.
  3. Distribute items to be passed around to determine if the object is attracted to the magnet. On a separate sheet of paper, students will list each object and write YES or NO to the question: Is the object attracted to the magnet?
  4. Once completed, distribute the Magnets content page. Read and review the information with the students. Emphasize the vocabulary.
  5. Distribute the Activity page. Review the instructions. Allow sufficient time for its completion. Check and review with the class. Ask student volunteers to share the magnets they drew showing repelling and attracting.
  6. Distribute the Practice page. Check and review with the students. Check for understanding. The soda can, as most are, is aluminum.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the page with the students.
  8. In closing, tell students to draw a picture showing how using magnets for a new invention, which would help them do something around their home or at school. Encourage students to be creative. Allow volunteers to share their invention.

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  1 – 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Subject

Science

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GW
04/05/2018
Glynnis W.
US

Magnets

This lesson is wonderful! I am using it today for an observation lesson. It includes everything you need for a well rounded lesson.

JB
02/14/2018
Jennifer B.
US

Magnets

I didn't use the material as it did not fit my needs, but it was a good intro lesson about magnets.