Lesson

Magnetic Currency with Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe

Lesson Overview

In Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, Cricket uses a doogaloo to open the treasure box. Doogaloos, also known as scrip, were coins created to be used as currency in some mill towns. Students will use the doogaloo in the novel as a starting point for finding out more about metals and magnetism.

Duration
1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

 How can one explain and predict the interactions between objects? 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8

Science Social Studies

Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe by Jo Hackl
One magnet per student
US coins of various denominations
Canadian coins of various denominations

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Lesson Created By: SamanthaBell, Jo Hackl