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Objectives of the program

Learning Outcomes:

During the Museum's school programme "An Invisible Attraction", your students will participate in hands-on activities which explore the properties of magnets.

After attending this lesson, your students will:

  • be able to classify objects into magnetic and non-magnetic categories
  • be aware that magnets are surrounded by an invisible form of energy
  • be aware that magnets push and pull to change how something is moved

Provinces' Curriculum Links:

Atlantic provinces

During Your Visit

Your class will rotate through five or six hands-on activity stations where students will discover various properties of magnets such as attraction, repulsion, and polarity. They will also learn how to make a magnet and an electromagnet. The activities may vary according to the size and level of the class.

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Questions about school programs should be sent to scorbeil@technomuses.ca.