The Power of Magnets – 3rd Class Room 11

Introduction: Magnets have the ability to attract certain metals like iron and steel.

Metal paper clips are made from steel and should be attracted by a magnet but can a magnet attract a paper clip through a solid?

Hypothesis: Magnets can work through solid objects.

Materials: cardboard, plastic cars, magnets, paper clips, sign posts, markers.


  1. Outlined two racing tracks with marker
  2. Attached a paper clip to each car
  3. Two magnets were placed underneath the racing board
  4. ‘Start’ and ‘Finish’ flags were placed at either end of the racing board

Results: Racing board – the magnet had to work through a thicker piece of material but the magnet was also further from the paper clip which makes it harder for the magnet to attract it.

Conclusion: Yes, a magnet can work through solid objects.


Guess who I am?

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What an amazing day we had today with Ms Fallon in room 6. Great fun was had by all trying to guess what character was depicted in the various costumes on view. Well done for all your effort.

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Who am I?

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Third class had a wonderful time today. Each child had the challenge and fun of dressing up as their favourite book character.  Well done to everyone for the tremendous work and effort taken to produce such fantastic costumes.