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Kelly Hudson (khudson@steds.org)

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(A3) Levitating Magnets

Levitate means to float. A force makes magnets levitate. Use the knowledge that you have learned to levitate magnets on the pole. Hands-on Activity 1. Play with the Floating Magnets toy. Do magnets levitate with like poles repelling or unlike poles attracting? 2. Investigate: How does the distance between ring magnets change as you stack them so that they repel each other? 3. Investigate: How does the distance between magnets change if at the base of the stack you place 2 or 3 attracting magnets? Required Content o How do magnets levitate? (labeled photo of magnets levitating with like poles) o Is the force a push or a pull? (video of the force as you add a magnet to the pole) o Purpose of the activity/what you learned Required Vocabulary o Magnets o Poles o Repel or Attract o Push or Pull o Like or Unlike o Force o Levitate o Observe 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 #3: Levitating Magnets. Click Add. Select camera roll.

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science, STEAM
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