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### Transcript of DescriptioN Magnets Attract! ??Magnets Attract! PLAN ... obvious uses of magnets (toys, refrigerator...

• BEAVER SCOUTS STEM Pilots Fall 2013

Magnets Attract!

PLANScouters should prepare the material. The magnet game is best played outside or somewhere that kids can run around.

DOActivity # 1: What do magnets attract?Beaver Scouts work in groups of two to three to figure out what objects are attracted by magnets and which ones are not. Scoutersgiveeachgroupaboxfilledwithdifferentobjects(pebbles,corks,paper

eventually will figure out that some objects are magnetic and some are not. Whenallgroupsaredone,discusshowtheyorganizedtheiritems.Scouterswill

guide the discussion towards the objects interaction with magnets and how they attract objects made of iron.

Discusshowmagnetsareusedindailylife.ScoutersguideBeaversthroughobvioususesofmagnets(toys,refrigeratormagnets,paperclipholders,somecabinetdoors)tomoreinvisibleusesofmagnets(creditanddebitcardswithmagneticstripes,computers,compass,motors,fans,cars).

Activity # 2: How a compass works? BeaverScoutsaredividedintogroupsoftwotothree.EachBeaverhasamagnet

and must figure out how magnets interact with each other. They will soon find out that opposite colour poles attract each other and like colours repel each other.

shapetheywant.Whichdirectiondothecompassespointtonow?Eachcompasswillshow a different direction because of the magnetic fields created by the magnets.

Aftersomediscussion,Scoutersexplainthatthecompassisamagnetthatshowsthe magnetic field of the earth and therefore points to the north.

Activity #3: Magnet game EachBeaverScoutisgivenablueandaredpieceoffabric(orrope).Theyshould

tie the fabrics on their wrists and each color will be a magnetic pole. Beaversshouldhidetheirhandsandgatherinthemiddle. Onthecountofthree,Beaverswillholdtheirarmsupandmovelikeaplane.They

should form a magnetic chain by holding each others hands. But they should remember that like poles repel and unlike poles attract.

Thegamecanberepeatedseveraltimestoseeiftheyaregettingfasterasagroup. They can also decide what other shapes they want to create and try it out (square,circle,star,etc.).

MAGNETS ATTRACT!

WhatelementsofSTEMwereinthisactivity?Science?Technology? Engineering?Mathematics?

DescriptioNWalkoneggs,createstructureswithhalfeggshellsanddesign and build a package that keeps the eggs safe!

• Magnets Attract!

Material Needed:Activity #1: Barmagnetswithcoloredpoles(oneforeachBeaverScout) Avarietyofsmallmetal(madeofironandothermaterial) andnon-metalobjectsforeachgroupof2-3Beavers

Shoeboxesforeachgrouptoputthematerials

Activity #2: Barmagnetswithcoloredpoles(oneforeachBeaver) Compass(oneforeachgroupof3-4)

Activity #3: Redandbluefabricsorropes

Activity Time

1.ExperimentingwithMagnets 10 min