Magnetic attraction

A practical activity for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics Forces and magnets and Forces, electricty and waves. In this hands-on lesson about magnets, pupils will investigate the force of the attraction between two magnets. Pupils will design and make their own magnetic maze game.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan including a scientific explanation of how magnets work
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining magnetic attraction
  • Printable instructions to make the maze game

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Magnets
  • Paperclips
Year 3
Forces and magnets
Magnetic attraction

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