Students will learn about:
- What magnetic energy is
- How magnets attract and repel other magnets
- The parts of a magnet and how they work
- How magnetic energy is apart of our everyday lives
- Different types of magnets: temporary, permanent and electromagnets
- Magnetic and non-magnetic materials
- Natural and man made magnets
- How the Earth acts like a giant bar magnet
- How a compass works
Information covered in the informational slides:
- What is magnetic energy?
- The north and South Pole of a magnet
- Examples of magnets in everyday life
- Three types of magnets: temporary, permanent and electromagnets
- What causes magnets to attract each other
- What causes magnets to repel each other
- Which materials are magnetic? (picture sorting task)
- Materials that repel and/or are not attracted to magnets
- Natural vs. man-made magnets
- We live on a giant magnet!
- How does a compass work?
This resource includes 4 worksheets that improve student knowledge about friction.
An answer key is included for easy marking! ✓
Worksheet 1: Close Passage – Attraction and Repulsion Between Magnets
Worksheet 2: Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions – Exploring Magnets
Worksheet 3: Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion Tasks
Worksheet 4: Magnetic Materials Sorting Task