Have you ever wondered about the magic of magnetism? The invisible forces that can pick up objects from a distance? In this lesson, we are going to explore the concept of magnetism in a fun and interactive way!
Divide your students into four groups and challenge them to find out the magnetic materials around their class. Encourage them to look closely and make a list of magnetic objects they find. The group with the most and correct magnetic objects in their list will be the winner.
Next, bring 4 bar magnets and 20 paper clips. Give each group a bar magnet and 5 paper clips. Explain to the students that they will be making their own temporary magnet using these materials.
Instruct them to rub one paper clip across the magnet, around 50 times in the same direction. Once they have done that, they can try to pick up the other four paper clips with it. If it does not work, they can try rubbing it another 50 times. They should note down the time duration for how long the paper clip acts as a magnet.
This activity will not only help students understand the concept of magnetism but also help them develop their critical thinking and teamwork skills. They will also be able to see the results of their work in real-time, making the learning experience more enjoyable and memorable.
In conclusion, magnetism is a fascinating topic that can be taught in an interactive and engaging way. This hands-on activity will make students more curious and excited about the science behind magnetism. So, let’s have some fun while we learn!
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