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Lesson Plan


Make a simple electromagnet and a motor
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)
Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism (7)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Physical Science: Electricity (grade 6)
Activities in this lesson plan: 

Permanent magnets are always magnetic.
There is another way to make a magnet, using electricity.
We are going to make magnets using electricity: called electromagnets. They are used constantly in our lives.

Attached documents: 

gordon elementary science club (grade 1-3) did electromagnet then motor.
ingridscience (grade 4/5) did Electromagnet and Speaker after three magnet stations - see lesson plan magnet stations and more magnets

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
ingridscience afterschool