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Activity

Magnet strength

Summary: 
Test the strength of different magnets.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Lessons activity is in: 
Materials: 
  • Various magnets, including weaker fridge magnets
  • paper clips
Procedure: 

Students test from how far away each kind of magnet can attract a paperclip.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City