Class 8 have started learning about magnets in their new science topic. They carried out a ‘scrap yard challenge’ last week to work out which materials were magnetic and which weren’t – they learnt that magnetic materials are made of metal, but that not all metals are magnetic.
This week they have been learning what attract and repel means. They experimented with the magnets to find out how they behaved with another magnet, then we discussed their findings. They have also learnt that ‘repel’ comes from the word ‘repulsion’.