Math Science Nucleus Field Trips
California Science Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

Magnetism (K-3) *Students look at magnets and learn their properties.  They look at various magnets.  They all make their own ‘Hairy Monster,” made from magnetite.  Limit: 2 classes,  64 students

The following are activities students will do
1. Identify different magnets and find north and south
2. Use magnets to discover attract and repel
3. Experiment  the strength of magnets
4. Observe the magnetic field lines of a bar magnet
5. Read “Hairy Monster”
6.  Have students play with magnetic toys to build
7. Create a hairy monster (take)


Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

arranged by Disciplinary Core Ideas.  Codes in parenthesis represent Performance Standards.  For more detailed information visit

  Forces and Motion

Pushes and pulls can have different strengths and directions. (K-PS2-1),(K-PS2-2)

PS2.A:  Forces and Motion

Each force acts on one particular object and has both strength and a direction. An object at rest typically has multiple forces acting on it, but they add to give zero net force on the object. Forces that do not sum to zero can cause changes in the object’s speed or direction of motion. (Boundary: Qualitative and conceptual, but not quantitative addition of forces are used at this level.) (3-PS2-1)

Ca Science Standards Life Sciences

Second Grade: Physical Science (1,b,c,d,f)