Exploring magnets


This module is all about exploring magnets. Students categorize different substances as magnetic or non-magnetic by observing the effect of a magnet on them. Through the series of investigations, students learn to identify the poles of a magnet using a compass, also observe the repulsion and attraction force of the magnets and learn more about their properties. Students also discuss uses for magnets and brainstorm examples of magnets in use in their everyday lives.

Exploring magnets – 1 Pack
Exploring magnets – 25 - Class Pack
Exploring magnets – 100 - School Pack
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Curriculum Connect(s):
Compare how things move on different surfaces.
Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
Describe magnets as having two poles.
Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Activities in the module:
PSPR06YS033-Sorting magnetic and non-magnetic materials
PSPR06YS034-How does this helicopter suspend in the air?
PSPR06YS035-How do magnets interact?
PSPR06YS036-Identify the poles of a magnet
PSPR06YS037-Which magnet is stronger?
PSPR06YS038-Design a magnetic lock

English National Curriculum

Year 3




1 Pack, 25 – Class Pack, 100 – School Pack


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