Reflection: High Quality Task How do Magnets Work? - Section 3: Activity


A lot of the vocabulary that is used in first grade science is really abstract - like polarity within magnets! I'm not sure I was taught that concept until middle school and now I am explaining it to seven year olds! However, one strategy that really works is modeling the use of the vocabulary repeatedly and insisting on students using it correctly, too. Then, it becomes a natural part of how we talk about science. Watch as my students talk about the magnets attracting and repelling, and I support their language. These two students in particular need additional support with language development so I was really proud of their use of these terms!

Using explicit vocabulary

  High Quality Task: Using Vocabulary with Students
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How do Magnets Work?

Unit 11: Forces and Motion: Magnets and Unseen Forces
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT learn that every magnet has a north and south pole and how the words 'attract' and 'repel' relate to magnetism.

Big Idea: Opposites attract! Students learn the science behind magnetic forces.

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Science, First Grade, 1.P.1.2 Explain how some forces (pushes and pulls) can be used to make things move without touching them, such as magnets. , Forces, Magnets
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