This is a great topic for practical work and we've included plenty of it in this list!  There's also some very useful subject knowledge for teachers, including areas which students find difficult and suggested teaching approaches. Students should learn about:

• magnetic poles, attraction and repulsion
• magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines
• Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation
• the magnetic effect of a current, electromagnets, DC motors (principles only)

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