Website Identify pushes and pulls as forces and explore how things move on different surfaces. Find out about attraction and repulsion by magnetic forces and which materials are magnetic. Look at compasses and uses of magnets. Carry out some enquiries using magnets.
Video An explanation of how magnets work by using their poles to either attract or repel objects. Only metals which contain iron, nickel or cobalt are magnetic. The two poles which are the same will repel each other, and the two poles which are different will attract each other.
Powerpoint A Presentation with interactive elements and a quiz to recap. Used to facilite inclusion in Year 4 but could be useful elsewhere. Includes PCS symbols. Covers types of magnets, , poles, atrraction and repulsion. The interactive section deals with items that are. or are not, magnetic. Quiz recaps all points as a plenary.
Lesson Plan Hamilton Trust planning: Look at a natural lodestone. Learn about the origins of, and myths about magnets. Identify magnetic and non-magnetic materials in the classroom. With a partner explore how magnets attract and repel. Find out if all metals are magnetic.
Lesson This is a unit of work for a 10 week term on MAGNETS. It is full of hands on activities which range from basic to more complex based on student ability. There are also some booklets of activities and worksheets which match the activities in each week. Lots of resources including a PowerPoint.