Forces and Magnets

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This resource from Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS) supports the teaching of magnets at Key Stage Two. A presentation introduces class investigations on magnetic materials and on the forces of attraction and repulsion using bar magnets. It demonstrates how to make a compass and looks at the Earths’ magnetic field. The presentation is interspersed with class experiments, games and activities linking children’s knowledge with their experience, all have been designed to engage children with the enjoyment and excitement of physics. Also included are detailed teachers’ notes on running the activities.

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