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Magnetic Fun and Games

This resource contains six activities that link to Forces and Magnets, they are designed for use with mixed age groups classes of Year 3 and 4. Activities include:

  • exploring the ways forces act on a range of every day objects, including toy cars on different surfaces – comparing movement of vehicles and conducting a fair test.
  • classifying forces as a variety of pushes and pulls, including contact and non-contact forces.
  • recording data and using it to create a bar graph of the amount of force needed to pull different weights.
  • investigating magnetism and magnetic materials whilst devising their own enquiry questions
  • using their understanding of magnetism to create their own magnetic toys and games.

These activities have been provided by Hamilton Trust as part of their mixed age group science lessons.

The Hamilton website also hosts a wealth of other free resources.

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