About the Magnets Lesson
This lesson introduces magnetic forces. Activity A reinforces the knowledge gained from the lesson. Activity B gives the children the opportunity to test and demonstrate this knowledge.
• The children will understand that magnets contain two opposite poles;
• The children will understand and demonstrate the concept of magnetic forces - attraction and repulsion;
• The children will understand and demonstrate the fact that some materials are magnetic and some are not.
Today we are going to learn about magnets. Magnets are pieces of metal which are able to attract anything made of iron, or anything that contains iron. They do not usually attract things which do not contain iron. In the pictures of magnets above, there is a bar magnet and a horseshoe magnet.