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Join us as we take your students on an exploration of the dynamics of magnets!

 

In-Person In-School Field Trip Description:

The students’ exploration will pull them towards their own discovery of the unique characteristics of magnets, what they attract and repel, and explore magnetic fields and polarity. Students will be delighted with the magnetic toy that they will create to take home!

Video Conference Program Description:

In the Mighty Magnets Video Conference Program students will be transformed into Mighty Magnetic Treasure Hunters by learning all about magnets! With the help of Ferro, a treasure sniffing dog, the students will gather clues and use the information learned about how magnets repel and attract to find hidden magnetic treasure. The students are in for an epic virtual adventure as they will be guided through the steps on how to create their very own magnetic dog park!!

Highlights

  • Theme: Magnetic Journey
  • Activities: Complete challenges and experiment with magnetic fields using unique materials, test and observe magnetic concepts such as magnetic poles, attract and repel, experience the magic of magnetic slime, create a magnetic toy.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Magnetic Wand Project

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 4-5 requested

Take Home:  Magnetic Wand Project

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. Your choice!
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Volunteers: 2 volunteers recommended but not required.

Take Home:  Magnetic Wand Project

Book Today

Everything was ready to go and very well done! The presenter knew how to handle a class and was in control. She was very well spoken and knowledgeable and just did a fabulous job!!! I loved this field trip and would absolutely recommend and book again!

B.M., Grade 2 TeacherOur Lady Queen of Peace School

Students are engaged and there are many activities that the students go through. The activities related to the Program of Studies.

Grade 2 TeacherSt. Gabriel Elementary

It was really great to be able to stay in our own space but still do engaging hands-on learning tasks. The kiddos LOVED the take-home activity!

Grade 2 TeacherTaradale School

I loved the hands-on and discovery learning experiments. The Presenter discussed the science behind the experiments. The students were also engaged the whole time.

Grade 2 TeacherMuriel Martin School

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Station 1: Distinguish materials that are attracted by a magnet from those that are not.
  • Station 2: Demonstrate that most materials are transparent to the effects of a magnet. A magnetic field will pass through such materials, whereas other materials interact with a magnet.
  • Station 3: Recognize that magnets attract materials with iron or steel in them; and given a variety of metallic and nonmetallic objects, predict those that will be attracted by a magnet.
  • Station 4: Recognize that magnets have polarity, demonstrate that poles may either repel or attract each other, and state a rule for when poles will repel or attract each other.
  • Station 5: Design and produce a device that uses a magnet.