Bebo and buggy are here to help you teach about magnetism. Magnetism is the invisible force that attracts steel or iron. All magnets have a north and south pole. Magnetic poles are the strongest parts of a magnet. The North and south poles of magnets attract each other. The two south poles and the two north poles repel each other.
The Earth also has a magnetic field – it is like a huge magnet. Compasses work because the needle inside the compass is a magnet. In this video, you will learn how to make your own compass. Find your direction with this do-it-yourself compass. This fun and engaging video have lots of activities that you can easily do at home.
This video satisfies the 3-PS2-3 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.