Mining with Magnets

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 in other soil?

(Lección disponible en español AQUÍ)

Paper towels
White or light colored piece of paper
2 plastic ziplock bags, labeled sand and soil

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