# Science

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.

## Push and Pull | Balanced and Unbalanced forces | BBC Bitesize | science

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: Lets 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 pattern?

## An introduction to magnets

Magnet | BBC Bitesize | science

## The Science Behind Magnets: How do they Work? - Stuff to Blow Your Kids' Mind #2

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 pattern?

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