Forces and Magnets

We have enjoyed learning about forces and magnets this term.

We started by exploring how friction is used to slow things down.  We carried out an experiment in class using different materials.



Next, we investigated which materials were attracted to magnets.

We also looked at how magnets work through different materials.

We magnetised a paperclip by stroking it against a magnet. The particles in the paperclip changed direction from a haphazard pattern to all facing the same way. This temporarily turned the paperclip into a magnet and so we were able to attract another paperclip.  We also investigated how magnets can attract and repel each other and how this can be useful in everyday objects e.g. fridge doors.


We explored the strength of magnets using paperclips.