What are magnets?

In this lesson, we will learn what magnets are and test putting magnets together in different ways to see whether the ends are attracted or repelled.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Is friction a contact or non-contact force?

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Q2.In magnetism, 'attract' means...

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Q3.Which of the following is NOT a non-contact force?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Is friction a contact or non-contact force?

1/3

Q2.In magnetism, 'attract' means...

2/3

Q3.Which of the following is NOT a non-contact force?

3/3

Video

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Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

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What are magnets? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What are the two poles of a magnet called?

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Q2.What does 'repel' mean?

2/3

Q3.What's the sticky way to remember the sides of a magnet that attract?

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What are magnets? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.What are the two poles of a magnet called?

1/3

Q2.What does 'repel' mean?

2/3

Q3.What's the sticky way to remember the sides of a magnet that attract?

3/3

Lesson summary: What are magnets?

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