One second grade teacher submitted this cute idea for introducing magnets and electricity:
“This is really a great way to start a unit on atoms etc. Atoms are the basics for understanding magnets and electricity. Magnets and electricity is what all our technology is based on. I’m not a scientist, but understanding that made me want to talk about atoms before we dove into magnets and electricity so that science would make sense and not just be a bunch of fun experiments, with nothing tying it all together.
This is a link for a PowerPoint story on atoms and then the song on atoms if you want to use it. The PowerPoint has the song lyrics, and then gets more detailed. I don’t use the whole thing, just parts of it.”