Teach children about forces, magnets and the incredible properties of metals. This project develops children’s knowledge of metal names, where they are found, their main properties and how metals can be used in everyday life.
Linked science investigations: Can you block magnetism? Why do magnets attract and repel? What does friction do? How mighty are magnets?
Linked text: The Iron Man – Ted Hughes
Visit a local playground
A friend for the Iron Man
Non-chronological reports; Explanations; Instructions; Poetry; Recounts
Forces and magnets; Working scientifically
Embossed pattern and pictures; Making jewellery
Creating spreadsheets; Using presentation software
Product evaluation; Research; Selecting materials; Making vehicles; Building an iron man; Using electrical circuits
Can you block magnetism? Why do magnets attract and repel? What does friction do? How mighty are magnets?