Y3 Are all Metals Magnetic?

Pupils investigate if all metals are magnetic. They gather together a selection of items made from metal (or containing metal), make predictions and then test each metal item to see if it attracts a magnet.

Learning Objectives:

  • POS - compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • NaG - pupils should sort materials into those that are magnetic and those that are not
  • WS - pupils should set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests; use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings; gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions

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Sigma Science – Year 3