Magnetism – Unavailable for 2023-2024

In-Class Field Trips for Grade Two Students

Have you ever seen a cow magnet?

magnetism-1This fun and exciting program encourages students to explore the amazing world of magnets.

By rotating in groups between five stations, students will use a variety of magnets and discover their everyday uses. Topics such as polarity, strength and transparency are discussed and observed. Students will also discover they can make a temporary magnet by magnetizing a pair of scissors.

The scissors will be theirs to keep.

Learner Expectations we aim to cover in this field trip:
Topic C: Magnetism

  1. GLE 2-8
  2. SLE 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Field Trip Information:

Number of Adult Helpers Required: 5
The field trip can’t happen without them. Check out our FAQ page for hints on where to find your helpers.

Field Trip Length: 1.5 hours (we will be working through recess)
Facilitator will arrive approximately ½ hour before start time for set up.

Room Requirements

  • 5 tables with chairs for the groups to work at, and one table for our display materials.

Other Expectations

  • Please have helpers arrive 15 minutes before start time for briefing.

Please be aware that this field trip uses magnets which can cause damage to computers, cell phones, bank cards, etc.