Students gain experiences exploring the invisible forces of magnetism.  They explore ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic materials.  Students learn how to use the earth’s magnetic field to create a homemade compass.

3-PS2-4.Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

3-PS2-3.Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.