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Join Magnetic Mary as she takes your students on an exploration of the dynamics of magnets.

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!

 Take-Home: Magnetic Wand and Project

Highlights

  • Theme: Magnetic Mary’s 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 and project.

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.