This unit will introduce students to magnets. It will provide an overview of what a magnet is, what kinds of objects are magnetic, and how magnets are used in everyday life. Students will participate in hands-on activities, using the scientific process to discover answers to their questions about magnets.

Lessons include:

  • Lesson #1: What do we Know about Magnets?
  • Lesson #2: Are you Magnetic? (Part 1)
  • Lesson #3: Are you Magnetic? (Part 2)
  • Lesson #4: Magnetic Force Field
  • Lesson #5: The Strength of a Magnet
  • Lesson #6: Exploring Magnetic Poles (Part 1)
  • Lesson #7: Exploring Magnetic Poles (Part 2)
  • Lesson #8: The Power of Magnets
  • Lesson #9: Making a Magnetic Compass
  • Lesson #10: Compass Treasure Hunt
  • Lesson #11: Unit Review and Final Evaluation

Unit Resources include:

  • Vocabulary Cards
  • No Magnets Sign
  • KWL Chart
  • Are You Magnetic?
  • Magnetic Force Field
  • The Strength of a Magnet
  • Exploring Magnetic Poles
  • The Power of Magnets
  • Compass Treasure Hunt
  • Magnet Assessment

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Unit Guide For Teachers

by Melissa Webber

This guide provides an overview of the entire unit, including a lesson outline, best practices, and national standards. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will use a real life example to introduce students to the concept of magnets. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students a chance to explore what objects are magnetic and what objects are not magnetic. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students a chance to continue exploring what objects are magnetic and what objects are not magnetic. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will allow students to explore magnetic force field. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will allow students to explore the strengths of various magnets. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will allow introduce students to a magnetic poles. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students another chance to become familiar with magnetic poles. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students a chance to explore how magnetic force can penetrate through some objects and not through others. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students a chance to experiment with the concept that the Earth is a giant magnet. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This lesson will give students a chance to experiment with how to use a magnetic compass. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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Students will review all unit concepts and take a final assessment. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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This folder contains all printable resources for the unit Magnets, including vocabulary cards, experiment sheets, and a final assessment. This resource is part of the Magnets collection.
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