After engaging students by a watching a demonstration of “floating objects” (ring magnets repelling each other) or videos about magnets, students will freely explore magnets and magnetism with a variety of objects. The teacher will guide students as they generate and identify their own testable questions that can be answered in the classroom, or provide an investigation question. Then students will design a method to test the questions for investigation and record their data. Students will use their data as evidence to answer the question under investigation before presenting their findings to the class.
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