Y3 Investigating Magnetic Materials

Pupils predict whether or not a number of everyday items and objects will be attracted to a magnet. After making their predictions pupils complete an investigation to see if these were correct or not. Pupils also look at how magnets can be used.

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