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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

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Levitate and Defy Gravity (Magnet Notebook #10)

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? Seesaw Use the App of your choice to create a video to demonstrate your learning. You will be assessed on content, vocabulary usage, organization, communication, and creativity. You must use your own words. Required Content o What happens when you drop a paperclip? (video of gravity pulling paperclip to the 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 Summary/purpose of activity using vocabulary words Required Vocabulary o Magnetic Attraction o Magnetic Field o Levitate o Defy Gravity

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, STEAM, Science
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Materials (magnet, string, paperclip, tape, and water bottle)