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Longmeadow

Primary school

Y3 Sapphire: Magnetic Madness!

Sapphire have been fascinated by magnets!

We have been exploring magnetic and non-magnetic objects and materials. We were able to identify that most metals are magnetic but other materials are not. We noticed that because some objects are made of metal and some are made from other materials, parts of them are magnetic and other parts are not!

Using magnets, we were able to move some iron filings (very tiny pieces of iron)! We created lots of patterns and were particularly excited to see the iron make spike-like patterns on the magnet! It was also interesting to feel that the iron filings were very soft like soil, but that it looked so hard and spiky on the magnet!