Magnetism and Electricity
Age 8-10: Concept 2 - Force and Power: Unit 1

Explore magnetic force and observe ways that magnets and electricity are used in daily life. Create your own circuit and experiment with a variety of materials to determine whether they are insulators or conductors. Recognize the correlation between magnets and electricity.

This literature unit can be used independently but is designed to be taught in conjunction with the literature unit for Ben and Me by Robert Lawson.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books at a 4th or 5th grade reading level
  • Able to write an organized paragraph
  • Usually used by children in fourth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: The Power of Magnets
  • Lesson 2: Experimenting with Magnets
  • Lesson 3: Magnetic Fields
  • Lesson 4: Magnet Action
  • Lesson 5: Magnetism on Earth
  • Lesson 6: Exploring Electricity (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: Conductors and Circuits
  • Lesson 8: Motors and Batteries
  • Lesson 9: Products of Electricity (2 Days)
  • Lesson 10: Sources of Electricity
  • Final Project: Magnetism and Electricity

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
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