I think it is a miracle that I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday on a Friday for two weeks in a row. With the full harvest moon, my week was a little crazy. I am so thankful it is the weekend!
We are continuing our unit about Thinking Like a Scientist. This week we focused on magnets. The conversations my students were having about the magnets attracting and repelling were amazing. I love to hear my little second graders using academic language with each other. We started the week with an exploration activity from Kristen Smith’s Force and Motion unit. I placed bags if items at each table, and my students predicted which items would be magnetic and which would be non-magnetic. After the predictions were made, they were able to test with a magnet. They were all amazed that a pipe cleaner is magnetic.
The next day we focused on the push and pull of magnets due to the poles. First, we read about magnetic force in a ScienceA-Z book. (If you love ReadingA-Z, you'll love their science resources too).