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Forces and Magnets

This science scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to practise conducting a range of fair tests to identify and compare different materials based on magnetism and friction that can occur between surfaces. The class can make games to model how different materials are magnetic.

Practise conducting a range of fair tests to identify and compare different materials based on magnetism and friction that can occur between surfaces

Lesson One : Sorting Materials

Identify, describe and record the effects of magnetism on a range of different materials

Lesson Two : Using Magnets

Devise and perform a test to observe and prove how magnetic force can attract different materials

Lesson Three : Strongest Magnet

Investigate and record the strength of different shaped magnets on a range of different materials

Lesson Four : Magnetic Poles

Explore and record how north and south magnetic poles can produce both attraction and repelling forces

Lesson Five : Magnetic Force

Identify and record how magnetism can work on objects that are at a distance from the magnet

Lesson Six : Magnetic Games

Design and build a game to explain and illustrate scientific concepts of magnets

Lesson Seven : Push and Pull

Investigate and record some of the ways of moving objects using a range of different forces

Lesson Eight : Friction

Conduct a test to investigate how friction can affect the movements of different objects

Forces and Magnets Assessment

Assess abilities in conducting fair tests to identify and compare different materials based on magnetism and friction

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