Sunday, July 15, 2012

Magnet Trays and Scale Weighing

This science unit is about magnets and the use of scales.
Here are examples of a variety of trays that are successful for the youngest and oldest in a classroom.

The traditional "yes" "no" tray with a horseshoe magnet

A wand magnet placed under the cardboard will mysteriously move the rock magnets above
along the course drawn on thin cardboard.

Bought set of magnet building with stars and magnet balls.

"Yes" "No" done with a magnet on a fishing rod.

Magnets of all shapes and sizes to build with.

Rock magnets to experiment with.

Large box of a variety of magnets to interact with.

Stars and beebies  in a closed box to move with the wand magnet.
Box in taped shut.


Simple tray for the younger children.

This is a favorite where one places the object under
 that thing I don't know the name of. You can see the impression of the ladder under the thing. Can't know everything!

Ounce scale with objects to weigh.

Worksheet - blank and the master

This common scale becomes more interesting if you add baskets and objects to compare


Deb Chitwood said...

I love your assortment of magnet activities! And your scale weighing activities are awesome, too! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Kids' Science Activities Pinterest Board at

Unknown said...

Thank you, Deb for finding good uses for my posts!

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Ticia said...

You know I never thought to do a weighing station, what a great idea! My kids always love it when I pull out the magnets for them to play and experiment with.

Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!

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