This is a simple demonstration which is guaranteed to capture the pupils' interest at the start of the topic on magnetism.
To introduce the idea of finding the magnetic north pole from anywhere on the Earth.
This is a simple hands-on exploration of what magnets do, allowing for surprise and delight. Experience suggests that it'll be...
This is a simple exploration of the reduction of the magnetic force with distance.
Stop for a moment and think of all of the places where magnets are used in your home. There are the magnetic catches on the...
The everyday world of magnets is really all about those magnetic materials that can be magnetised to make permanent magnets...
Supposing you take a bar magnet and suspend it freely at its mid-point on a length of thread. Once the magnet stops spinning...
Take a simple bar magnet–the sort that is found in physics lessons–in the form of a rectangular block of steel. Bring another...
This is a common conflation. Children know that magnets are associated with a magnetic force and that there is magnetism...
Some pupils will argue that air is needed to enable magnets to attract and repel each other.
The classification of materials into electrical conductors and insulators in primary school suggests to children that metals...
Fridge magnets are made from thin strips of magnets with alternating north and south poles. As you try to slide the magnets...
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