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Lesson Four – Magnetic Poles

This science scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces. The children can record the effects about what happens when placing north and south magnetic poles together.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces

Learning Objectives

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Learning Outcomes

I can identify poles on a magnet that create attraction and repelling forces. I can investigate what happens when magnets are placed together.

Magnetic Poles

Teaching sequence to help the children explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces

Attract or Repel

Table display card to help the children investigate north and south magnetic poles that can be found on a magnet

Testing Magnets

Activity to help the children investigate the north and south magnetic poles that can attract and repel magnets

Magnetic Poles

Interactive activity to help the children explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces

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