Magnets are special! We use them everyday without even knowing it! Magnets are usually materials or objects that produce a magnetic field.

You may notice magnets on the whiteboard at school or magnets on the refrigerator at home. Those magnets are called permanent magnets because they have a magnetic field 24/7!

Some magnets only carry a magnetic field when an electric current is flowing. This kind of magnet is called an electromagnet. Think of these magnets as temporary magnets. Electricity is important to make electromagnets push or pull magnetic objects. Examples of electromagnets are cell phones, hair dryer, door bell and any other kitchen appliance.

Watch this video to learn more about magnets.

After watching this video, complete this task.

Look around your home and school and come up with a list of materials that produce a magnetic field. Your list must be listed according to the alphabet. For example, you'll start your list with A and think of a material that begins with A and also produces a magnetic field.

Once you have completed this task, click on "Herding Sheep" below. You can use materials at home to play a game called, "Herding Sheep." Go to the link, watch the video and try at home.

Herding Sheep

Finish my sample with some of your own! Good luck... p.s- if you need help, watch the video above to help you...

A - Alligator clips

B - Bathroom light

C - Computer tower

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