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# 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.

## Lessons:

6 lessons

### What are non-contact forces?

In this lesson, we will look at contact and non-contact forces and look at an example for each type of force.

• 1 Quiz
• 26m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### What are magnets?

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.

• 2 Quizzes
• 20m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### How does a compass work?

In this lesson, we will learn about the history of the compass and then use our knowledge to write instructions for a treasure map!

• 2 Quizzes
• 23m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### How can we see a magnetic field?

In this lesson, we will learn the two ways you can see a magnetic field.

• 2 Quizzes
• 31m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not?

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!

• 2 Quizzes
• 16m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript

### What are some uses of magnetic materials?

In this lesson, we will learn how to make an electromagnet and write up an investigation to make our own electromagnet.

• 2 Quizzes
• 14m Video
• Presentation(PPT)
• Worksheet
• Transcript