7yo Vee & I read the Young Scientist magazine yesterday and it introduced magnets. I dug out our 2 Daiso magnets and a bunch of paper clips. Some simple activities:
- explore how like / unlike poles repel / attract
- see how many paper clips we could link
- try rubbing and magnetising paper clips
My dad (ex-shipbuilder) also used to share stories about gigantic magnets that lifted heavy parts.
I was fortunate to learn about the real usefulness of magnets.
Time is limited (on weekdays), so we’d explore more again. Happy teaching & learning!
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