Autumn 2021- 22
In Science our focus has been ‘Forces and Magnets’ and the children have become quite the experts with utilising magnets for different purposes and investigations. We explored the earth being one giant magnet and the science behind this. The children used their new knowledge to work with a compass to navigate a way around school to crack a code.
We also explored magnetic fields and the ability to shield them. Using a metal paperclip attached to thread and attracted by a magnet, we tried placing different materials between them to find out which ones shielded the magnetic field and caused the paperclip to drop. The children were also able to explore how and why humans have used different types of magnets to our advantage, such as flexible magnets to attach L plates to different cars or huge disk magnets in a scrapyard!