Experimenting with magnets: 2nd Class Room 11

Today we learned a little about magnets and how they work. We found out that they only attract certain types of metal, like iron, cobalt and nickel.

Magnets have two poles, one north and one south. Through experimentation of magnets we were able to show that opposite poles will attract, and same poles will repel each other.

We also tested the ability of magnets to work through various materials. We used paper clips and tested to see if the magnets were working through cotton, tin foil, wood, card, plastic and also water. After testing them we then recorded and discussed our results. We had a lot of fun experimenting with magnets.