First we created a list of questions and facts that we had about magnets and magnetism.
Do magnets stick to everything?
Magnets stick to the fridge.
Magnets stick to metal objects.
Do magnets stick to windows?
Magnets always have a black thing on the back.
Next, we watched a video and learned the vocabulary that is used when working with magnets. We changed from using the word 'stick' to using the words 'attract' and 'magnetic'.
The children predicted whether objects in our class were magnetic or not. After making our predictions, the children used magnets to find out what items in our class were magnetic and what items were not magnetic. It was great fun!
After the investigation the children recorded their results and fed back their findings to the class. We compared our predictions to the results.
We returned to the questions and facts that were gathered at the beginning of the lesson. We used our new understanding of magnets to answer the questions and label the facts as true or false.