Type:

Unit

Description:

This unit will introduce students to magnets. It will provide an overview of what a magnet is, what kinds of objects are magnetic, and how magnets are used in everyday life. Students will participate in hands-on activities, using the scientific process to discover answers to their questions about magnets.

Lessons include:

  • Lesson #1: What do we Know about Magnets?
  • Lesson #2: Are you Magnetic? (Part 1)
  • Lesson #3: Are you Magnetic? (Part 2)
  • Lesson #4: Magnetic Force Field
  • Lesson #5: The Strength of a Magnet
  • Lesson #6: Exploring Magnetic Poles (Part 1)
  • Lesson #7: Exploring Magnetic Poles (Part 2)
  • Lesson #8: The Power of Magnets
  • Lesson #9: Making a Magnetic Compass
  • Lesson #10: Compass Treasure Hunt
  • Lesson #11: Unit Review and Final Evaluation

Unit Resources include:

  • Vocabulary Cards
  • No Magnets Sign
  • KWL Chart
  • Are You Magnetic?
  • Magnetic Force Field
  • The Strength of a Magnet
  • Exploring Magnetic Poles
  • The Power of Magnets
  • Compass Treasure Hunt
  • Magnet Assessment

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K

Keywords:

primary science magnet

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Update Standards?

SCI.K.PS.1.a: Science

Students know objects can be described in terms of the materials they are made of (e.g., clay, cloth, paper) and their physical properties (e.g., color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility, attraction to magnets, floating, sinking).

SCI.2.PS.1.c: Science

Students know the way to change how something is moving is by giving it a push or a pull. The size of the change is related to the strength, or the amount of force, of the push or pull.

SCI.2.PS.1.d: Science

Students know tools and machines are used to apply pushes and pulls (forces) to make things move.

SCI.2.PS.1.f: Science

Students know magnets can be used to make some objects move without being touched.

SC.A.1.1.1: Science

knows that objects can be described, classified, and compared by their composition (e.g., wood or metal) and their physical properties (e.g., color, size, and shape).

SC.B.2.1.1: Science

recognizes systems of matter and energy.

SC.C.2.1.1: Science

knows that one way to change how something is moving is to give it a push or a pull.

SCI.K.SC.K.P.13.A: Science

It takes energy to change the motion of objects.

SCI.K.SC.K.P.13.B: Science

Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls.

SCI.K.SC.K.P.13.C: Science

Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

SCI.K.SC.K.P.13.1: Science

Observe that a push or a pull can change the way an object is moving.

SCI.1.SC.1.P.13.A: Science

It takes energy to change the motion of objects.

SCI.1.SC.1.P.13.B: Science

Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls.

SCI.1.SC.1.P.13.C: Science

Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

SCI.1.SC.1.P.13.1: Science

Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.A: Science

It takes energy to change the motion of objects.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.B: Science

Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.C: Science

Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.1: Science

Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.2: Science

Demonstrate that magnets can be used to make some things move without touching them.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.3: Science

Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.

SCI.2.SC.2.P.13.4: Science

Demonstrate that the greater the force (push or pull) applied to an object, the greater the change in motion of the object.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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Christine Mytko
August 4, 2009

Well organized and clear. This resource will revitalize my current 2nd grade unit on magnets!

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