Magnets – Science Week 2013

DID YOU KNOW??

  • Magnets have two poles north and south.
  • Magnets are only attracted to certain types of metal like nickel, cobalt and iron.
  • Opposite poles like north and south are attracted to each other
  • Like poles –  south and south repel each other.

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In 2nd class we carried out investigations using magnets during science week.

Our Experiment

Investigating magnets.

Method

  1. First we made our predictions. We guessed which materials would be attracted to the magnets and which would not.
  2. In pairs we tested the materials with the magnets.

Scott’s results

I found out that on the magnet there will be a north and south pole. I found out the metals that magnets are attracted to are iron, nickle and cobalt. I also found out that the magnet is attracted to coins, staples and paper clips. The tinfoil did not stick to the magnet but I think that was because my magnet was not strong enough.

Sophie’s results

I found out that some magnets aren’t as strong as other magnets. The magnet that I had the coin was not attracted to it. Staples and paper clips were attracted to the magnet.