Magnet Testing

Category: Science, 1-3yr

Image: threelittlerascals.com

Image: threelittlerascals.com

GOAL: Develop observation, motor, language, and hand-eye coordination skills by testing the magnetism of everyday objects.

 

TOOLS

  • Magnets
  • Plastic ruler
  • Key
  • Metal clip
  • Coin
  • Book

 

 

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Nail
  • Spoon
  • Paper clip
  • Colored Markers

STEPS

1. Guess whether the objects are magnetic

2. Place the magnet over the objects and test

3. Mark which objects are magnetic on the recording sheet

TIPS

Use colored markers or stamps to compare your results to your child's guesses. Additionally, use different sized magnets to test the magnetic strength of each object.