Y3 School Investigation: Magnetic Materials

Pupils explore items in and around their classroom to find out which items and materials are attracted to magnets e.g. door handles, fire extinguishers etc. They discuss their findings and share any conclusions.

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

This resource is available in the below packages.

Sigma Science – Year 3