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STEM in Action Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge

STEM in Action™: Squeaky Clean Magnets Challenge

Physical Science: Magnetic Force Build understanding of magnetic forces and buoyancy

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Item IN79813 Grade 3

In this module, Pete's Pet Shop is looking for a way to quickly clean fish tanks without disturbing the fish. Students explore the power of magnets. Then they plan, build, test, and optimize a design solution for cleaning the pet store's fish tanks.

FEATURES

  • Total of 90-180 minutes of instruction time broken into 20–30 minute blocks
  • All materials for up to 30 students to participate in a collaborative activity
  • Aligned and written to standards
  • Helpful how-to video

KEY NGSS STANDARD

3-PS2-4:

Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

INCLUDES

  • Student Activity Books (6)
  • Teacher Guide with blackline masters
  • Magnets: Disc, rectangular, ring, and bar
  • Table tennis balls, steel spheres, marbles, bolts, loop fastener, and string
  • Wooden, foam, and aluminum cubes
  • Plastic buckets, measuring pitchers, and gravel
  • Versatimers
  • Paper clips, masking tape, dry-erase markers, index cards, glue dots, round stickers, plastic cups, rulers
  • Helpful how-to video

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Brand: Hands-On Standards® STEM in Action
  • Area of Focus: : Science
  • Subject: Physical Science (Science)
  • Product Type: Sets, Kits & Centers (Science)
  • Age: 8
  • Grade: 3
  • Units: Each
  • Item #: IN79813
  • Availability:
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! SMALL BALL. (3) Not for < 3 yrs.|MARBLE. (5) Not for < 3 yrs.|SMALL PARTS. (1) Not for < 3 yrs.

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