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Science Lesson 5: How can you

detect the location of a magnet?

I can detect the force of magnetism

Background Schema
What does a graph show?
What is a prediction?
What are intersecting lines?

Students should use bag of test items and magnets as
detecting materials. Iron filings and compasses are not

Questions to discuss
Why do you think the fillings work like this?
Do you think the compass had iron in it? Why do you
think so?
How did the compass help you locate the magnet inside
the box?
How did you record your observation?
How did you use the information you collected with the

Questions to discuss

Exit Slip
John had 5 items at his desk:
His paper
A plastic spoon
A wooden box
A washer
Which item would the magnet be attracted to? Why?