Magnetism and Electricity (FOSS)


October 29 - 08:30 am


October 30 - 03:30 pm

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ASSET STEM Education


ASSET STEM Education (or Virtually)

2403 Sidney Street Suite 800, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15203

This module consists of five sequential investigations, each designed to introduce or reinforce concepts in physical science.

Throughout the Magnetism and Electricity Module, students will have the opportunity to observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials, discover that magnets display forces of attraction and repulsion, and measure the change in force between two magnets as the distance between them changes. The learning experiences will allow students to identify materials that are conductors and insulators, understand and construct simple open, closed, parallel, and series circuits, and experience the relationship between the number of turns of wire around an electromagnet core and the strength of the magnetism. Students will use their knowledge of electromagnets to make a telegraph as well as exercise language, math, and social studies skills in the context of magnetism and electricity investigations.

During this course, participants will:

  • Engage in three-dimensional learning for developing disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross cutting concepts
  • Participate as an adult learner to experience investigations and science and engineering content
  • Share teaching strategies to support literacy and inquiry-based learning
  • Identify the learning goals in the module and how the investigations support the Big Ideas
  • Examine assessment opportunities
  • Develop notebook as a resource