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Magnificent Properties of Magnets
The ability to push or pull something without touching can seem like something magical, but it's really just science.  The 4th grade students have been going through the scientific inquiry cycle and discovering the properties and strength of magnets.  On Friday we tested the strength of magnets using tables to collect our data.  Through this process the students answered the question, "Do MORE magnets create a GREATER attraction?"  They used a fair test to collect their data.  Next week we will be writing conclusions making claims that are supported by their evidence.  They were questioning, discussing, problem solving laughing and being creative.  My goal was for each student to have many "aha" moments that inspire their curiosity for a lifetime.

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