Teach Lessons on Magnets Using Free Printable Worksheets
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Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll discuss how to teach lessons on magnets using free, downloadable worksheets.Why not start with a coloring page? There are typically two kinds of coloring pages that you can print out for free off the web. Here's one with image already in place. The students. The students can color it in. There's usually some sentences or vocabulary underneath the magnet to help teach the lesson. And here's another kind of coloring page with a big empty box.Your students can get creative and fill in a picture for themselves. There's also some space beneath the picture to write a story - a few sentences about their picture, so you can also use this as a creative writing exercise. And don't think of just using these printouts as the printouts themselves. You can also use them in conjunction with a larger exercise.For instance, a hands-on exercise. Give your students a box of all kinds of items. Some are magnetic and some are not. Give them one of these free printable worksheets and list which are and which are not magnetic. And don't forget to have a little fun. There are plenty of worksheets out there with all sorts of games, like word searches to crossword puzzles. You can even use specific games for the topic of the week, in this example, magnets. Here's a game we like - tic-tac-toe.Remember that every worksheet can be used for more than one purpose. So just because it's a vocabulary list doesn't mean you can't draw a picture on that paper. Recycle and reuse your material.Stay away from sites that ask for your personal information, ask for money or require you to download software. Seek out educational websites like abcteach.com, or About.com's own homeschooling site. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.