Ant Wrangling makes for a great way to introduce students to the PQRST Sciencing Journal. Find the Ant Wrangling PQRST Journal by clicking on the hyperlink or on the image above. You will need to make a copy of the journal in your own Google Drive and then make a copy for each student or…

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Using supplies found at your local Dollar Tree (#STEMontheCheap), you can engage students with an awesome scientific experiment to guide students through how to use the Die Cast Car Loop-the-Loop PQRST Sciencing Journal to design and carry out scientific investigations, create claims based on evidenced backed with scientific reasoning, and to keep wondering. Teacher guide…

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The PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition is the interactive student notebook Google Slides version of our printable PQRST Sciencing Journal (click here for printable versions). Make a copy of the Google Slides and use it with your students. Click on any of the images or on PQRST Sciencing Journal – Virtual Edition to access…

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Una canción original escrita e interpretada por Carmen Barnes sobre imanes con la melodía de “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”.

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Learning Objectives Children will… • sort small objects manually. • experience the increased efficiency of sorting the objects using a magnet. • learn that not all metals are magnetic, a common misconception. Key Question Which method would be faster to sort, manually or using a magnet? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials Magnets An assortment…

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Learning Objectives Children will… • use a magnet to obtain magnetic bits from sand and then from soil. • they will compare these two quantities to see which is a better source of magnetic bits. Key Questions Is there any iron in sand? Is there any iron in soil? Is there more iron sand or…

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Learning Objectives Children will… • compare the magnetic strength of two separate magnets with the magnetic strength of two magnets together. Key Question How many paper clips will a magnet hold? Which would hold more paper clips, two magnets separately or two magnets stuck together? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials 3 ring ceramic magnets…

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Learning Objectives Children will… • have an opportunity to test their creativity in this open-ended activity in which children will use magnets and other materials to build systems that defy gravity. Key Question How can you devise a system that defies gravity? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials Magnets, large number of strong ones Tape…

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Learning Objectives Children will… • make a fishing game. • quantify the strength of magnets by how many big fish and little fish they capture. • use their imaginations to tell stories about their fishing experiences. Key Question How many big fish compared to small fish can you catch? (Lección disponible en español AQUÍ) Materials…

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Objetivos de aprendizaje Los niños… • ordenar objetos pequeños manualmente. • experimentar la mayor eficiencia de la clasificación de los objetos utilizando un imán. • aprender que no todos los metales son magnéticos, un concepto erróneo común. Pregunta Clave ¿Qué método sería más rápido de ordenar, manualmente o usando un imán? (Lesson available in English…

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