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Science Unit 3e - Magnets and Springs.

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                  A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 3e: Magnets and Springs.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Magnets and Springs

To learn about magnets and springs

A PowerPoint presentation to show examples of magnets and springs

Vocabulary for unit

(9 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (26 cards / words 3 on each sheet)

Do all magnets behave in the same way?

(1 page)

To learn that there are forces between magnets and that magnets can attract and repel each other

To learn to make and record careful observations of magnets

Handle, explore and record findings of the given types of magnets. Investigate and record what happens when magnets are put together.

 

Magnetic materials

 (1 page)

To learn to make and record careful observations of magnets

Using a magnet find materials in the school that are attracted to magnets. Record in the table

The strengths of magnets

(1 page)

To learn to make and record careful observations of magnets

Questions about the strengths of the magnets in the picture. Try own similar experiment

Attracted to magnets

(1 page)

To learn to make and record careful observations of magnets

Predict and find the result to find if the given and own objects are attracted to magnets.

About magnets and magnetism

 (1 page)

To make generalisations about what happens when magnets are put together

Fill in the words about magnetism. Fill in what the ends of the magnets do when together

Magnetism through materials

 (1 page)

To learn to make careful observations

To learn that magnets attract some metals but not others and that other materials are not attracted to magnets

Find out if magnets work through each of the given materials, predict, give result, comment

Exploring magnets

(1 page)

To learn to investigate an aspect of the behaviour of magnets

Do the experiment and record what happens to the ends of magnets when put together

Investigate magnets

(2 pages)

To learn to investigate an aspect of the behaviour of magnets

Choose from the given questions to investigate and fill in the record sheet.

Make a magnetic obstacle course

(1 page)

To learn to investigate an aspect of the behaviour of magnets

Instructions to make a magnetic obstacle course

Find  the strongest magnet

(1 page)

To plan a fair test and decide what to measure and what equipment to use

Plan the experiment to find the strongest magnet using the given questions and chart

 Recording an experiment

(2 pages)

To make and record measurements

Make measurements of objects being pulled by a magnet and record on given sheets

Carroll Diagram

(1 page)

To draw conclusions

Fill in the Carroll diagram about magnetism and write conclusions

Magnetism

(1 page)

To draw conclusions

How to find out if an object is magnetic or not

Uses of springs

 (2 pages)

To learn that springs are used in a variety of ways

Information about the forces of springs. Questions to answer to show understanding

Springs

(2 pages)

To learn that springs are used in a variety of ways

Label the given pictures that use springs. Fill in the missing words of the sentences about springs

Cotton reel crawler

 (1 page)

To learn about the effect of the elastic band or spring

To make predictions of the effect of stretching elastic bands by different amounts

Follow the instructions to make the crawler, record distances moved

Loop cards

(10 pages)

To interpret evidence and use it to draw conclusions

Loop cards to be used as revision or learning during the unit.

Questions magnets and springs

(2 pages)

To interpret evidence and use it to draw conclusions

A set of questions about the unit to be used individually or as a class revision

 

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