Watching How Its Made!
Is it magnetic or non magnetic?
North and South Poles
Magnets with different shapes
This was an awesome work sheet that demonstrated attraction and repelling of magnets. The child would put the magnet pole together and observe the results. For example, North and North, or South and North, or South and South. This helped them see that opposite poles attract and like pole repel!
Here is the discussion on magnetic fields.
Here we used different magnets and different poles near each other. Then we would sprinkle iron filings on the top of them to observe the different shapes a magnetic field could take.
Horse shoe shaped magnet
Here was a graphing activity for the younger kids.
And lots of free exploration!
This experiment was for the older kids. Here they were looking at the strength of the magnetic force and charting their results using different magnets.
The littlest kiddos had a great time fishing with a magnet for anything that would stick! ;)
It was a great day that I think really taught alot in a short amount of time! plus it was alot of fun! :) I know that I was able to use this day as a jumping off point for our discussion of how a compass works! Happy Schooling Everyone!!!