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Task 34 - Positive Attraction

Task 34 - Positive Attraction


The curious behavior of magnets encourages concentration and fine motor control. The student attracts a magnetic ring through a clear plastic tube, leading it with a magnetic wand along the length of the tube to release it onto a wooden dowel. Versatility in uses of the wand to maneuver the magnets makes completing this Task attainable and interesting across many levels of motor skills.

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