Science/Enrichment, Ashford School, Ashford, CT


4th graders have been exploring the force of magnetism: we observed how magnet interact, what materials they will attract, how much iron there is in our soil, and whether the iron in Total cereal will attract to a magnet (some surprising results). We finished by making a floating compass and learning about the earth's magnetic field. Next, electricity.

The earth's magnetic poles
The earth's inconsistent magnetic field