Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 14:44:17

Author: Steve Lindaas

Subject: Re: TAP-L Digest

Post:


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I do a bunch of related activities (circuits - magnets - electromagnets) =
that end with a speaker and/or motor. You can access the activities =
from my home page:
http://www.mnstate.edu/lindaas/educators/index.html =20
[This page really needs to be updated so if you have any questions =
please ask]

One of my favorite things to do with all ages is just have them put =
green stickers on the objects that the magnets stick to and red on =
objects they don't stick to. If you first ask what will magnets stick =
to.. most will reply "metal". One of the add-ons for the circuits =
activity is to define metal so this is a great way to show that not all =
metals are ferromagnetic. I have done the circuits activity with 1st =
graders - I have done the magnet sticker activity with kindergartners =
(way too much fun! younger kids make the best explorers)

- Steve


On May 12, 2011, at 9:21 AM, tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu wrote:

> From: A Gavrin
> Date: May 12, 2011 7:43:19 AM CDT
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: hands-on with magnets
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> Tapplers -
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> I was wondering if any of you could suggest some hands-on activities. =
I am doing a one-day program on magnets for kids.
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> I will have three groups: ages 5-7, ages 8-10, and ages 11-14. Each =
group will have ~ 80 kids, and a reasonable number of counselors to keep =
order (about 1 per nine kids). Each group will last ~ 45 minutes. kids =
will be at folding tables/chairs under a tent outdoors.
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> Budget is limited... about $1/kid, but I have adequate magnaview film =
to give every kid a small piece if needed.
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> Thoughts?
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> - Andy
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> ________________________________
> Andrew D. Gavrin
> Chair & Associate Professor
> Department of Physics, LD154
> 402 N. Blackford St.
> Indianapolis, IN 46202-3273
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> 317-274-6909
> agavrin@iupui.edu

Steve Lindaas, PhD
Professor
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Ave South
Moorhead, MN 56563
(218) 477-4268 (office)

http://www.mnstate.edu/lindaas=20
lindaas@mnstate.edu=20


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I do =
a bunch of related activities (circuits - magnets - electromagnets) that =
end with a speaker and/or motor. You can access the activities =
from my home page:http://www.mn=
state.edu/lindaas/educators/index.html [This page =
really needs to be updated so if you have any questions please =
ask]One of my favorite things to do with all =
ages is just have them put green stickers on the objects that the =
magnets stick to and red on objects they don't stick to. If you =
first ask what will magnets stick to.. most will reply "metal". =
One of the add-ons for the circuits activity is to define metal so =
this is a great way to show that not all metals are ferromagnetic. =
I have done the circuits activity with 1st graders - I have done =
the magnet sticker activity with kindergartners (way too much fun! =
younger kids make the best explorers)- =
SteveOn May 12, 2011, at 9:21 AM, tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu =
wrote:From: A Gavrin Date: May 12, 2011 =
7:43:19 AM CDTTo: tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSubject: hands-on with =
magnetsTapplers -I was wondering if =
any of you could suggest some hands-on activities. I am doing a one-day =
program on magnets for kids.I will have three groups: ages 5-7, =
ages 8-10, and ages 11-14. Each group will have ~ 80 kids, and a =
reasonable number of counselors to keep order (about 1 per nine kids). =
Each group will last ~ 45 minutes. kids will be at folding tables/chairs =
under a tent outdoors.Budget is limited... about $1/kid, but I =
have adequate magnaview film to give every kid a small piece if =
needed.Thoughts?- =
Andy________________________________Andrew D. =
GavrinChair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physics, =
LD154402 N. Blackford St.Indianapolis, IN =
46202-3273317-274-6909agavrin@iupui.edu=

Steve Lindaas, =
PhDProfessorDept. of Physics and =
AstronomyMinnesota State University Moorhead1104 =
7th Ave SouthMoorhead, MN 56563(218) 477-4268 =
(office)http://www.mnstate.edu/lindaas=
lindaas@mnstate.edu

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