By third grade, students have had a lot of experiences with magnets in their lives. In this lesson, they will explore magnets and magnetism in order to develop a working understanding of the behavior of magnetic force.
Much of the student's excitement around magnetism is what it can do through space. The actions magnets cause to happen are appealing to students. This lesson will guide them towards understanding why these things happen.
Going on a type of scavenger hunt can be intriguing for students. When that hunt causes them to gain knowledge of scientific concepts, the motivation is high. Students will use their independent thinking skills to make sense of the world around them.
Self-guided exploration is a fabulous way to introduce a unit. In this lesson, students will explore components of an electrical circuit and will be challenged with communicating their beginning understandings.