Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding North, South, or Middle? - Section 3: Explore

 

It is important to not use "strong" magnets in this experiment.  You do not want to have chains of 80 or 100 paperclips.  This will take to long and will take away from the point of the task. A longer chain will become the focus rather than what parts of a magnet are stronger.

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North, South, or Middle?

Unit 3: Magnets
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT discover that the poles of the magnet are stronger than the middle of the magnet.

Big Idea: Do magnets have core strength? Today your students will learn that a magnets middle is not as strong as you might think and the poles offer the greatest strength.

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Science, Magnetism, magnetic field, magnet, 1st Grade, Scientific Process, magnetic poles, magnetics
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