Activity

Magnet strength

Summary
Test the strength of different magnets.
Science content
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Lessons activity is in
Materials
  • Various magnets, including weaker fridge magnets
  • paper clips
Procedure

Students test from how far away each kind of magnet can attract a paperclip.

Grades taught
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teaching site
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City