| Year 3


In Year 3 science we have been studying about forces and magnets.

The children were shown some magnets and as a class we discussed what they are and what they do. The children were presented with a range of objects and asked to predict and record whether they would be attracted to a magnet or not. Then the children tested their predictions and made a record of what happened. As a class we then discussed the similarities and differences between the objects which were magnetic, and those which weren’t, and the materials that different things were made from. The children worked well to discuss their understanding with a partner, and reflected carefully on their results, in comparison to what they had predicted. We discovered that iron is magnetic, so any metal with iron in it, will be attracted to a magnet. We also discovered that most other metals, such as aluminium, copper and gold, are not magnetic.