Magnet Pathways and Mazes

Science is always a favorite subject for students.  I mean, who wouldn't love a great hands-on Science experiment?!  But I love watching the amazement on their faces when they are exploring magnets!  I think the two biggest allures of magnets is that they are something students can manipulate and explore without a lot of teacher guidance, and how magical they seem.  The squeals of delight when a student figures out how to repel one magnet with another, never gets old.  

When I first introduce magnets, I like to set out a tray of different types of magnets in the Science Center for the kiddos to freely explore.  I'll also add different types of objects they can test to see if they are magnetic or not.  This year, I created some pathways and mazes for the students to use with the magnets. 

Magnet Pathways and Mazes, great for a Science Center, www.JustTeachy.com



The students use a magnet underneath the maze to manipulate another magnet, or magnetic object, on top through the maze.


Magnet Pathways and Mazes, great for a Science Center, www.JustTeachy.com

Magnet Pathways and Mazes, great for a Science Center, www.JustTeachy.com


I like to use these magnetic wands on the underside of the mazes.
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I have also found that magnetic bingo chips work well on top of the mazes.
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magnetic bingo chips



Magnet Pathways and Mazes, great for a Science Center, www.JustTeachy.com



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