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Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

 
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I Need a Magnet!

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

This is an extremely fun activity for the students that will allow them to put to use all they know about magnets and magnetic fields. It is also a great way for me to assess their learning.

 
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bobbleheads barstow
   

Magnet Engineering Design Challenge

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you use magnets to solve a problem?

 
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levitating
   

Magnet Play

4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Ellen Herman
Flagstaff, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Magnets will help us build electrical circuits and to understand batteries magnets will help. We are going to explore what is attracted to magnets and discuss why we cannot have them near electrical equipment like iPads.

 
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magnet1
   

5. Inventions of Tomorrow That Will Rely On Magnetism, A Writing Activity

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:

Engineers continually find new ways to improve our quality of life by exploring the possibilities and options available when repurposing known materials.

 
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transrapid emsland
   

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
   

Magnetism: A Review

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Electricity and Magnetism
Justin Price
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can you observe properties of magnets?

 
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magnetic
   

Electromagnets (3/3)

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

Many times, science is presented as a "follow these steps and see what happens" learning opportunity. Today, students will use their prior knowledge to make meaning on their own and journey through an investigation.

 
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a model electromagnet
   

Graphing of Results

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

Students have researched, explored, and built electromagnets. Today, they will put all of their knowledge together to test and communicate their results through graphing.

 
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electromagnet junkyard
Next Gen Science
 
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