Download this magnetism worksheet to use when exploring magnetism in your elementary school science lessons.
Magnet Activities for Kids
When it comes to magnetism, one of the best ways to learn whether or not an object is magnetic is through hands-on exploration! If you are looking for magnet activities to help your students understand which objects are magnetic and which are non-magnetic, then this simple worksheet is for you!
The dedicated team of expert teachers at Teach Starter has designed this set of worksheets to guide your students through an exploration of magnetic and non-magnetic objects. Students are required to use a magnet to explore a selection of common classroom objects, and then decide whether or not the object is magnetic. The items included on this magnetism worksheet are:
- Paper clips
- Pencil case
- Glue stick
A further page requires students to explore how two bar magnets react with each other. Questions include:
- Place the two north poles together. What happens?
- Place the two south poles together. What happens?
- Place the north and the south poles together. What happens?
Students are then asked to draw a picture of an object being attracted to a bar magnet.
This magnet activity provides the perfect opportunity for students to explore magnetism by experimenting with magnets and common classroom objects.
Multiple Options for This Magnet Activity
This magnetism worksheet comes in two versions: a paper-based PDF version and a Google Slides digital version. The two variations are explained below:
- Printable Version – This version includes three black and white worksheets and can downloaded, copied and distributed to the students.
- Digital Version – This version includes the same three worksheets with slight variations so that they may be completed digitally. Students will type their responses into preformatted boxes and will drag and drop images to show whether or not the tested objects are magnetic.
Whether you choose the traditional paper option or the technology-based option, your students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of magnetism by completing this magnetism worksheet.
Download This Magnets Activity
As mentioned above, this magnets activity downloads as either an easy-print PDF or an editable Google Slides version. Use the download button to access your preferred file format. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template on your personal drive before accessing it.)
Even More Magnet Activities for Kids
Teach Starter has more great resources to save you time when teaching your students about magnets and magnetism. Take a peek below at these teacher-created, curriculum-aligned activities!
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Use this sorting activity when classifying objects as magnetic or not magnetic.