Our new Science unit is...
Forces and magnets
This a hard unit to do at home as we would normally spend some time exploring magnets. If you happen to have a fridge magnet at home- that's great, explore with it and see what you can find out! If you don't we added videos below to help you out.
Challenge one: What is a force?
Forces are just pushes and pulls in a particular direction
LO: To recognise pushes and pulls.
Watch the video below. Can you think of other examples of when you use the push and pull force?
Activity 1: Create a frieze frame showing a push or pull force.
Activity 2: Look at the pictures on the sheet below (no need to print) and identify the force that is being shown.
Challenge two: Slower and faster
LO: To investigate friction.
How does a bicycle slow down or go faster? Explore friction using the powerpoint and then conduct your own experiment!
Challenge three: Let's explore magnets
LO: To recognise a magnetic force and be able to sort magnetic and non-magnetic materials.
Challenge: If you can, find and sort magnetic materials from around your home. Can you notice a pattern?