Magnets

A teacher, Eunice, was covering the topic of magnets with her students. Her trigger activity was to have students conduct an experiment involving a freely hanging magnet and another magnet on hand.

Prior to this lesson, students had observed a freely hanging magnet and the direction in which the magnet came to rest in. They were instructed to predict the results of the experiment, which they wrote on a worksheet. 

Students consequently conducted the experiment, with Eunice prompting them to feel how the magnets react when put together (Fig. 1). Afterwards, the class had a verbal discussion of the experiment before students went online to KF to post their observations, thoughts, and ideas (Fig. 2).

 Fig 1. Students conducting the experiment.

Fig 1. Students conducting the experiment.

 Fig 2. KF view 'Characteristics of magnets' for Eunice's class.

Fig 2. KF view 'Characteristics of magnets' for Eunice's class.