This week, year 3 started their new Science topic called ‘The power of forces’. The children became scientists and investigated how magnetic forces acted through different materials.
First, the children investigated magnets by observing what happened when they put two similar poles together and two opposite poles together. We found out that opposite poles attract and similar poles repel.
Next, the children chose different materials such as paper, plastic ruler, card, felt and paper towel. They then investigated to see whether the magnet attracted a paperclip through the different materials. The children really enjoyed being scientists!