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Lesson Two – Using Magnets

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials. The children can practise recording accurate measurements to show how magnetism can work at a distance from an object.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials

Learning Objectives

Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. Making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units.

Learning Outcomes

I can show how magnetic forces can act at a distance away from an object. I can record measurements to show the results from  an investigation.

Using Magnets

Teaching sequence to help the children devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials

Magnets

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the functions of different types of magnets

Testing Magnetism

Activity to help the children identify and record the effect of magnets on objects at different distances

Using Magnets

Interactive activity to help the children devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials

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