KS3 Physics - Magnetism, Magnets and Electromagnets Resource Pack,  PowerPoint and Worksheets

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This resource pack includes an engaging illustrated 33-slide PowerPoint presentation that will get your young learners thinking about magnetism. Scaffolded notes for pupils have been customized to go along with these lessons. Two additional worksheets and a quiz are also included. The learning objectives are listed below.

By the end of this series of lessons, pupils will:

  1. be introduced to the discovery and history of magnets

  2. know the elements that have magnetic properties

  3. observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

  4. compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

  5. describe magnets as having 2 poles

  6. predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

  7. know that materials contain groups of spinning electrons called domains

  8. know that the domains are aligned in magnetic materials

  9. know that the domains of a non-magnetic material are not aligned

  10. learn about magnetic fields by plotting with compass, representation by field lines

  11. learn about Earth’s magnetism, compass and navigation

  12. explore the magnetic fields of permanent and induced magnets, and the Earth’s magnetic field

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  • magnetism-L1.pptx
  • magnetic-material-worksheet.doc
  • KS3-Magnets-and-Electromagnets-Crossword.pdf
  • magnetism-L1-L2.docx
  • magnetism-rev-Qs.docx
  • magnetism-quiz.doc

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Created: Mar 9, 2013

Updated: Dec 11, 2018


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doc, 51 KB



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