**Subject: Science, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)**

**Lesson Length: 45 mins - 1 hour**

**Topic: Physical Science, Magnets, Energy**

**Brief Description:**
Students will display the interaction between two objects in a magnetic field and how their forces change.

**Know Before You Start:**
Students should be familiar with magnetic fields and how objects interact.

**Hook:**

- Ask students:
- “What is a magnetic field?”
- “How can magnetic fields be used to store energy?”
- “What are some ways objects interact in a magnetic field?”

**Activity:**

- Have students discuss magnetic fields, object interaction, and energy.
- Have students choose objects that would interact in a magnetic field, and then choose objects to feature in a comic.
- Have students create a comic that shows the interaction between their chosen objects in a magnetic field.

**Closure:**

- Have students share their comics with the class or in small groups.
- Have students explain why they chose their objects to illustrate magnetic interactions.
- Have students discuss practical applications of magnetic fields, such as recycling cranes, electromagnets, magnetic door and cabinet locks, maglev trains, MRI machines, and solar and wind generators.
- Emphasize that magnets can be used to convert energy from mechanical to electrical and vice versa.

**Differentiation:**

- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.
- Allow students to choose simpler representations (magnets interacting with each other) or more complex (magnets in a generator) as appropriate.
- If students struggle to represent magnetic fields in their comics, allow them to use a practical application of magnets, such as one listed in the closure, instead.

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