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Lesson Six – Magnetic Games

This science scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets. The class can demonstrate how magnets can work through different materials to move something as part of a game.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets

Learning Objectives

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.

Learning Outcomes

I can show how magnetic forces can act at a distance away from an object. I know that the same poles on a magnet will repel whilst opposite poles will attract.

Magnetic Games

Teaching sequence to help the children design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets

Magnets True and False

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify true and false facts about magnets

Game Design

Activity to help the children plan and build games to prove and illustrate different concepts about magnets

Magnetic Games

Interactive activity to help the children design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets

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