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Magnets

Magnets by Scoilnet

What is the relationship between a magnet and a compass? See materials that attract and repel in the magnetism themepage.


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Some basic facts about magnets.

Magnets for Kids

http://scienceforkids.kidipede.com/physics/electricity/magnet.htm Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Straightforward description of magnetism covering: what is a magnet? And why do magnets pull things together?

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Use more for background information rather than in-class demonstration.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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About Magnets

http://www.dowlingmagnets.com/about_magnets.php Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Presents a series of questions and answers about magnetism. Questions like, What are magents? Do magnets get weaker? What are magnets made from?

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Use more for background information rather than in-class demonstration. Could, though, be presented to class and each question talked around and explained.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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BBC - Schools Science - Magnets and Springs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienc...lips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Game to determine what objects are attracted to a magnet. Includes a visual quiz.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Demonstrate the game in class through class computer. Do the quiz - feedback given to answers.

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Language: English
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Stop the Thief

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/s...ce/physical_processes/magnets/play/ Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Game in which players use their knowledge of magnets to stop the thief. Clear instructions given.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Try this after a class on the kind of materials attracted to magnets. Will work well on class IWB.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Magnetism PowerPoints

http://www.freeclubweb.com/powerpoints/science/magnets.html Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Presentation

Collection of free PowerPoint presentations on the topic of magnetism, magnetic fields and electricity. American spelling.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Some of these could be used in a class presentation. Be aware of American spelling. Not very strong on images but they will give you good points around which to teach.

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Language: English
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Science Lesson Plans on Magnets

http://www.ehow.com/info_7970022_science-lesson-plans-magnets.html Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Four lesson ideas looking at magnets, opposites attracting, iron in cereal and magnet strength.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Will provide a useful lesson idea. Does not go into huge detail.

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Language: English
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Magnetism Worksheet

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/schools/...e_worksheet_magnets_and_springs.pdf Added: 10 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment

Well laid out printable organiser to record results of experiment about magnetism. Students test the magnetic nature of selected objects and record results.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Suggestions for use: Print out and give to children. You will need to have the materials mention in the document prepared in advance.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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The Science Behind Magnets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZtTVsIOA9c Added: 23 Jul 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video

Youtube video of the science behind magnets and the role magnetism plays in protecting the earth.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Magnetism & Electricity

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore the use of magnets to lift and hold objects
  • investigate how magnets may be made
  • learn that magnets can push or pull magnetic materials

Suggestions for use: Use as a stimulus to introducing a lesson on magetic fields and how they are created. Include discussion around the impact of the north and south pole of a magnet.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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World Book Web

Magnetism

WorldBook looks at magnets and magnetism.


Magnets

A magnet has an invisible force which is most popularly known for being used in compasses.  

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