- To pull forward
- Standard by which something may be judged or decided
- Gathered facts
- An object that attracts iron, steel or nickel
- Magnetic Field
- The space around the magnet where the force of a magnet can act
- Magnetic Force
- The power that attracts (pulls closer) or repels (pushes away) objects that have magnetic material inside them.
- VEX North and South Magnets
- Beams with magnets attached at one end that interact with ferrous metals or magnets. Kit contains one North and one South Pole magnet.
- The ends of the magnet where the strongest magnetic force is felt
- To push away
Encouraging Vocabulary Usage
The following are additional ways to facilitate vocabulary usage as students are engaged in the activities throughout this Unit.
Students should be encouraged to use the vocabulary terms:
- Throughout all of the activities
- As they are working in groups
- As they are reflecting
- As they are sharing their knowledge and experience
Tips for Encouraging Vocabulary Usage
Create a Flashcard Dictionary: Have the students create an illustrated dictionary using their own set of flashcards. They should write each vocabulary word and its definition on one side, and draw a picture that will help remind them of the word and its definition on the other.
- Example: Attract
- Definition: to pull forward
- Picture: A paperclip being pulled to a magnet. An arrow can be drawn to show the movement in between the magnet and the paper clip.
Word Wall Game: Have the students play a word wall game with the essential vocabulary words for the lab. This can be created within your classroom to highlight vocabulary words and usage. Challenge students to see how many times in the course of a day they can use a particular word correctly and in context. Start with five tally marks on the board and erase one every time the word is used correctly. When all the tally marks are erased, start over with a new word.