Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Skills: THE STUDY OF MAGNETIC FORCE. Johnson Elementary Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) Project. GRADE 4. In Science class, grade 4 students learn about: T he Force of Magnetic Attraction. Magnetic Attraction.
Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Skills: THE STUDY OF MAGNETIC FORCE
Johnson Elementary Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) Project
In Science class, grade 4 students learn about:
The Force of Magnetic Attraction
FOSS Activity:Investigation 1: The Force, Part 3: Breaking the ForceStudents in grade 4 investigated the strength of the force of attraction by graphing data to look for patterns of interaction.
Students use a balance and large washers to measure the force of attraction between two magnets.
They learn what happens to the force of attraction as the distance between the two magnets increases.
Students graph their results.
Engineering is Elementary
In Engineering lab, grade 4 students learn about:
The Force of Magnetic Repulsion
Engineering is Elementary activity:Lesson 3, A magnetic personalityStudents in grade 4 engineering lab learned that increasing the magnetic field can intensify the magnetic forces of repulsion. They learn that non-magnetic materials do no affect magnetic fields.
Students list three properties of magnets they observed during the magnetic levitation investigation and explain how each property helped levitate the magnets.
Information and Resources
Johnson Elementary MSAP Project Support Contact:
MSAP Coordinator Michelle Bryant Magnet Resource Teacher [email protected]
Curriculum & Planning & Tech Support Reba Gordon Matthews Computer Lab Teacher/ Site Ed. Tech/ NASA Explorer School Team Leader [email protected]
Science Cheryl Tobin Science Lab Teacher [email protected]
Engineering Marisa Ramirez Engineering Lab Teacher [email protected]
Technical Support Steve Harris Site Network Technician [email protected]
Technology Supplies/Resources Supplied by MSAP