Module 34: Magnets- Science 3 - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will learn to classify objects as magnetic and non-magnetic, draw conclusions about magnetic objects, describe the effects of Earth's magnetism, describe uses for magnets, construct a compass, investigate how magnets can lift objects, explain how an electromagnet works, and construct an electromagnet to explore magnetic forces.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Classifying with Magnets magnet
paper clips
soda can
plastic bottle
safety pins
aluminum foil
2 Uses of Magnets water
cork (small 1/4" sheet)
compass app
3 Magnetic Cause and Effect thin copper wire
iron nail
D-size battery
paper clips
electrical tape

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Classifying with Magnets
  1. Classify objects as magnetic and non-magnetic.
  2. Draw conclusions about magnetic objects.
  3. Describe the effects of Earth's magnetism.
2 Uses of Magnets
  1. Describe uses for magnets.
  2. Construct a compass.
  3. Investigate how magnets can lift objects.
3 Magnetic Cause and Effect
  1. Explain how an electromagnet works.
  2. Construct an electromagnet to explore magnetic forces.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Classifying with Magnets 6 Magnetic or Non-Magnetic? Assignment
2 Uses of Magnets 6 Make a Compass Assignment
3 Magnetic Cause and Effect 6 Magnets and Electromagnets Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Classifying with Magnets After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain why magnets are a force and what types of things are magnetic.
2 Uses of Magnets After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain how magnets are used every day and to identify any magnets that may be in their home and how they are used.
3 Magnetic Cause and Effect After completing this lesson, ask your student to explain three things they learned about magnets from this lesson.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Classifying with Magnets
  1. How do you know if something is magnetic?
Uses of Magnets
  1. How are magnets used in everyday life?
Magnetic Cause and Effect
  1. How can you describe magnetic forces?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Amazing Magnetism Rebecca Carmi and John Speirs

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing