In this lesson, we will look at contact and non-contact forces and look at an example for each type of force.
Unit Overview: Magnetism
- Compare how things move on different surfaces
- Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
- Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
- 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
- Describe magnets as having two poles
- Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
For next step we recommend the unit: Materials.
In this lesson, we will learn what magnets are and test putting magnets together in different ways to see whether the ends are attracted or repelled.
In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the compass and then use our knowledge to write instructions for a treasure map!
In this lesson, we will learn the two ways you can see a magnetic field.
In this lesson, we will look at how we can tell if a material is magnetic or not and also learn how to make our own magnets!
In this lesson, we will learn how to make an electromagnet and write up an investigation to make our own electromagnet.
Units in Science
- Practical skills
- Raw and synthetic materials
- Light & dark
- States of matter
- Rock cycle
- Human anatomy
- Electrical circuits
- Separating mixtures
- Physical and chemical changes
- Reproductive cycles
- Notable scientists
- Particles in physical and chemical changes
- Humans and animals over time
- Diet and lifestyle
- History of science