What materials do magnets attract?

17th December, 2010 - Posted by Sammie Gann - 1 Comment

The National Science Education Standards for K-4 state that students should understand that “Magnets attract and repel each other and certain kinds of other materials.”

Carolina’s Curriculum Connections: STC™ Magnets and Motors

How do you use magnets in your science instruction? In addition to working with manipulatives, add this game to a technology station and provide students additional practice and problem solving.

Share your great teaching ideas. Encourage your students to discuss what they have learned and questions that they might still have about magnetism using the reply box below.

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December 17th, 2010 at 4:41 pm    

It has been my experience that most keys are NOT magnetic so do be careful that students realize that just because an object is metal, it’s not magnetic. It’s been my experience, except for plastic paper clips, all others are magnetic which might make a better choice than a key.

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