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Research and Report It

You're the author!

Magnets are a major part of your life and you may not even know it.

Here is your chance to find out more about magnets and have some fun too.

You are going to be an author by writing a small booklet on the use of a magnet in a tool or machine.

You will need to find out the following:

  • How is the magnet used in the tool or machine?
  • What type of magnet is used?

If you do research for your booklet on the Internet, here are some phrases that may help you:

  • “use of magnets”
  • “uses of magnets”
  • magnets +machine

If you research magnets in a textbook, check out the index for “magnets, uses of”


Make it!

Make a small book out of your choice of paper. Type or neatly write information about the magnet and the machine on the pages. Draw pictures to help explain your work.

Your book should be more than two pages long and have at least five pictures. Be creative!

When your book is complete, share your book with your friends or parents. Teach them what you have learned about how magnets are used.


Get the plug-ins: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader , and Get Quicktime Player. (The QuickTime plug-in is needed to play sounds and movies correctly.)

Want to share photos of you or your friends doing this activity? Send it in an e-mail with the following information:

  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.
Remember that no pictures can be used that show student faces or student names on it. 

Teachers should view the Teacher Site Map to relate Sci-ber text and the USOE 5th grade science core.

Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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