Students will experiment with magnets to identify magnetic properties and the differences between contact and non-contact forces.
75 - 100 min
1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.7, 5.2, 5.3, 5.7, 5.8, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||5-10 min||1.3||Computer/YouTube||2||Watch magnetic levitation clip from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lW7xydn H8 and establish prior knowledge about forces|
|Explore||20 min||2.1, 3.1, 3.7, 5.2, 5.3||Countdown Timer||2||Students will use magnets to explore what is or is not magnetic and how magnetic force works|
|Explain||15-20 min||7.1, 7.2||none||2||Students will record observations, describe findings, and try to explain phenomena.|
|Expand||30-40 min||5.7, 5.8||none||3||Students will try to create their own levitation device. Students will collaborate and share with other groups to gather feedback and revise their levitation design.|
|Evaluate||5-10 min||7.3||none||2||Student activity will be collected and scored. Student will complete a 5 question exit ticket|
|Level of Student Engagement|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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