1. Topic-
2. Content-
 Students will learn how magnets work and the parts of magnets. We will take part in various activities (see below) and read a book that is age appropriate on magnets. Vocabulary words we will focus on will be: magnet, motion, and force.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 1. The students will classify objects as magnetic and non magnetic. 2. The students will discuss the different parts of a magnets and what makes them magnetic. 3. Students will use the guessing method to see if they think certain objects are magnetic before we begin to test them.
4. Objectives-
 1. The student is expected to ask questions and perform simple investigations such as the way an object moves towards a magnet. 2. Record and analyze their observations. 3. Explore interactions between magnets while working in small groups.
5. Materials and Aids-
 Book: What makes a magnet? Author Franklin Branley Magnetic kit from lakeshore learning. Magnetic worksheet created by me. Several magnetic and non magnetic objects such as paper clips, crayons, keys, and cotton balls.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 1. We will read the story together. 2. Pass around a magnet for the children to observe. 3. Talk about vocab words

B. Development-

 1. Show how magnets attract to one another. 2. Show how an item that is not magnetic doesn't attach to another magnetic object.

C. Practice-

 1.We will work in small groups and record data by experimentation. 2. We will write on the board a list of our findings. 3. I will ask the children to think of other things that could be magnetic.

D. Independent Practice-

 1. Children will use the handout I provide to show mew what they have learned. 2. They will also create a tally sheet. 3. We will then discuss answers as a whole group. They will have a homework assignment to be done at home independently.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 1. Children who are absent for the day will get to take home a small bag of objects to try at home. 2. For a child that does not like to work in groups, I will allow them to work independently. 3.

F. Checking for understanding-

 1.After our activity we will discuss the summary of our findings together. 2.CHildren will complete another worksheet at home telling me what they know about magnets.

G. Closure-

 1. The worksheet will be handed out. 2. We will read another short book about magnets that is age appropriate.

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