The kids have loved studying magnets for the past two weeks. I have to admit, I LOVE playing with magnets too. We only had to address a few standards and cover some basic vocabulary: attract, repel, magnetism, poles, compass, types of magnets, magnetic fields, classifying things that a magnet will attract and not attract.
Here are some materials that we used in class:
The last day I set up a few stations. They used the iron filings to see the magnetic field, they experimented with the mineral magnetite, used a compass and a compass made with a needle and cork that floated on water.