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Park Avenue K-1 students explore magnetism

on April 12, 2016

Recently, Park Avenue parents joined teachers to help Kindergarten and first grade students on several tasks related to magnetism.

Students used real magnets purchased by the Park Avenue PTA to create specific patterns that float (repel) or stick (attract).

In one station, several objects were hidden in containers of rice. Students had to dig to find the objects, then determine whether the objects were magnetic or not.

Students also made chain trains and documented how many objects they could connect with magnets before breaking the chain train.

They documented their work as they went along by using a magnetic scavenger hunt spreadsheet.

 

Park Ave. Teacher and two students experiment with magnets.

 

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