Students are writing reports about the force of magnetism. Mrs Sprague is noticing students' writing is beginning to sound like that of scientists. Students are using scientific words and working hard to communicate precise meaning. Here is the start of Kian”s and Gnapika’s report on Magnetism.
Magnetism Report By Kian
Magnetism is a force which attracts or repels certain materials. Objects with iron in them are magnetic. Force can take the form of a push, a pull, a twist or a turn. Movement is when a person, place or thing moves places or position. Movement can not happen without a force.
Magnetism is force. Force is movement. Also, movement is when something or someone moves position or place. A magnet has a south and a north pole. The blue side is the South Pole, so the red side is the North Pole. This interesting fact is that if a south pole and a south pole try to go together, they will repel. That means they won’t go together. It’s the same with the North Pole. But I know if the north and south poles go together, they will attract. Magnets can also attach to metal and other magnets. Do you know that the earth also has a magnet inside it?
Exploring with the class magnet set is an enjoyable “Can Do” activity in Room 3. Students feel a little like magicians as they experiment and create.