Our first 3 week topic is,

'Opposites Attract.'

 

We will be working scientifically by finding out about magnets and forces. 

 

We will be kicking off our new topic with an inspirational starter afternoon.  Mrs Booth, a real Scientist, will be coming into our class to do a fantastic Science workshop with us!

 

As Scientists we will be,

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • notice that some forces need contact between 2 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 2 poles
  • predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing