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Lesson One – Sorting Materials

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials.The class can make lists of materials used on objects found in the classroom that are either magnetic or non-magnetic.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials

Learning Objectives

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet. Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

Learning Outcomes

I can identify and sort materials by their properties including magnetism. I can present information that can be used to answer a scientific question.

Sorting Materials

Teaching sequence to help the children identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials

Magnetic Materials

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the properties of different materials

Non-magnetic Materials

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the properties of different materials

Testing Materials

Activity to help the children identify and record magnetic and non-magnetic materials found around the classroom

Sorting Materials

Interactive activity to help the children identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials

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