Magnets: Sorting Challenge

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?

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An assortment of paper clips, brass fasteners (nonmagnetic)
Other small magnetic and nonmagnetic items you can think of
Box of paper clips
Watch or clock watch with second hand

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