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Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

 
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Magnetism Exploration

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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sorting by magnetism
   

2. What Are Magnets ?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require that an object be in contact.

 
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rv question man
   

It's Only Temporary!

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students have a clear understanding at this point of magnetic force and magnetic and non magnetic items. Today they will explore using that knowledge to create magnets out of non magnetic objects.

 
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a temporary magent
   

3. I'm Just Not That Attracted To You

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The pushing and pulling of a magnet is caused by magnetic force.

 
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floating magnets
   

4. The Compass, an Ancient Instrument Still Used in a Modern World

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A compass is an instrument that works because of the Earth's magnetic field.

 
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student made compass
   

1. I Wonder About Magnets

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets an Ancient and Modern Marvel
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Some of the best ideas come from just wondering how things work and what would happen if...

 
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i wonder
   

Magnet Investigations

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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magnets at work
   

Energy Concept Mapping

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The concept of stored energy and the conversion of that energy is a hefty concept for third graders. This lesson will allow children to grapple with the connection of the two.

 
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energy map
   

Magnetic Attraction

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In previous lessons, students have explored magnets without a specific outcome. Today, scientists will discover what types of materials are attracted to magnets through investigation.

 
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magents on pencil
   

May the Force Be With You!

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson is due to a student's question about how the force of his magnet was breaking when he moved his arm quickly. The motivation today is high because it is a student's idea.

 
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using magnetism for fun
   

Magnets Around Us - Introduction

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnetism
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnetism
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Magnets are everywhere.

Standards:
 
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250px vfpt cylindrical magnet thumb svg
   

Conductors and Insulators

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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circuit
   

Electromagnets (2/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students have learned and experimented with both magnetism and electricity. It is now time, during these 3 lessons, to put that information together and explore the concept of electromagnets!

 
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homemade electromagnet
   

What Do We Already Know?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

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.

 
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electrical circuit
   

Location, Location, Location

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Magnets
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will use what they know about magnets to gain a deeper understanding of magnetic fields. They will also need to make decisions about investigations and precise tools.

 
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magnets on box
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