Reflection: Lesson Planning How does a compass work? Understanding North and South Poles - Section 4: Compass and Closing Concepts


Often times you can come to science lesson where there is just not enough to make the best group sizes. In this lesson, I did not have many compasses. Therefore, I could not have them stay in pairs to conduct this next part of the activity. Instead, I have pairs get together to make larger groups. Sometimes this does require going back over how to share the materials. In this lesson, I thought reviewing how to share equally was relevant as they moved and used the compass. By taking a few minutes to do this, it will save you from having to get to involved with the management of the activity. 

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How does a compass work? Understanding North and South Poles

Unit 3: Magnets, Energy and Assessment
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT explain and draw a diagram of the north and south poles of a magnet.

Big Idea: Playing with magnets can be fun, but understanding that the magnet has poles is also fascinating. It helps them understand how the poles of the Earth and gives them an understanding of a compass.

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Science, Magnetism, magnet, Energy, north and south poles, Energy, Magnets
  40 minutes
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