Y3 Testing Magnets

Pupils are set the challenge of designing an investigation to find out which magnet, from a choice of three (or more) produces the strongest magnetic force. They plan, predict, carry out and draw conclusions from their investigation.

Learning Objectives:

  • POS - notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • NaG - pupils should explore the strengths of different magnets and finding a fair way to compare them
  • 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