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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

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(A10) Levitate and Defy Gravity

Gravity is a force that pulls objects toward Earth. Defy means to go against. Magnetic attraction is a force that makes some things move toward a magnet. A magnetic object will only attract to a magnet when it is in the magnet’s magnetic field. A magnetic object can defy gravity by levitating in the air. Hands-on Activity 1. Hold a paperclip in your hand. Drop the paperclip. What happens? Why? 2. Repeat and take a 10-second video. 3. Build the pictured system by using a water bottle, 2 neodymium magnets, a paperclip, string, and tape. 4. Levitate the magnetic paperclip. Take a short video of it levitating. 5. Move the paperclip around. When does it levitate? Required Content o What happens when you drop a paperclip? (video of gravity pulling paperclip to table) o What happens when the paperclip is in the magnet’s magnetic field? (video of paperclip levitating) o How does the paperclip defy gravity? (photo of paperclip levitating) o Purpose of the activity/what you learned Required Vocabulary o Magnetic Attraction o Magnetic Field o Levitate o Defy Gravity o Investigate Shadow Puppet Directions 1. Open Puppet Edu and select Create New. 2. Bring in your photos and video(s). Reorder as needed. Remove the background sound from videos. 3. Click next. Plan your recording before you click on Start. Your video cannot exceed 1 minute. 4. Move though the photos/videos as your record. Include the required content. 5. Stop recording and click Save. Preview your video. Check off the required content as you watch your video. If you did not include the required content, record again. 6. When you are happy with your video, click done. 7. Go to Seesaw Activity #10: Levitate and Defy Gravity. Click Add. Select camera roll.

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, Science, STEAM
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Materials (magnet, string, paperclip, tape, and water bottle)