Today I’m sharing a free printable magnet worksheet to use when your kids test the magnetism of everyday objects.
I created this simple worksheet for some science fun with my Three.
Here are the objects we collected to see if they were magnetic:
- plastic ruler
- clothespin (with metal clip)
- paper clip
For each object, my Three guessed whether it was magnetic. Then we tested it with the big blue magnet from our awesome magnet kit (we love the kit, but you can get just the big blue magnet too).
When we began the activity, I asked my Four if he wanted to do it with us. He refused – repeatedly.
After he saw what we were doing, though, he requested a worksheet so he could do it when we were done!
- The pencil was magnetic! The magnet picked up the metal ring near the eraser.
- If we held the magnet close to a small magnetic object, it hopped up to the magnet. This happened with both the nail and the paper clip.
- My Three was surprised when the spoon, key, and coin were not magnetic.
After we filled out the recording sheet, my Three had a lot of fun playing with the magnetic marbles and counters that are part of our magnet kit. I showed him how we could use the magnetic wand to move the magnetic marbles around without even touching them!
I’d have loved to get more pictures for you, but I had a certain little one (15 months) on my lap, and she was intent on grabbing my camera. So forgive me for the fuzzy pictures and go ahead and download your freebie. 🙂
Thanks it is very helpful
Anna…I have copied off several math worksheets. Thank you soooo much. These will be well loved and used at my private Christian Preschool, “Noah’s Little Ark.”
I wanted to share one thing we do with a magnet wand and paperclip. I tape a string to the tray or table and tie the other end to a paperclip. We then hold the clip in the air without touching the magnet wand. The kids love it.
I will be checking out your other subject freebees. Thanks Again! ~Nancy
Love your magnet idea with the wand and paper clip! Thanks so much for sharing it, Nancy!
Brilliant! Thank you! I am a teacher/mother and I continue to learn so much from you! Thank you so much for being helpful and positive!
Thanks so much for your kind comment, Heather, and for following along with us!