Forces and Magnets: Let’s Investigate

This title supports the following learning objectives for Key Stage 2 science: Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance; Observe how magnets attract or repel; Compare and group everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet; Describe magnets as having two poles and predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing; Explain that objects fall towards Earth because of gravity; Identify the effects of resistance and friction; Recognise that levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

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  • ISBN: 978-1-78856-044-3
  • Age Group: 7 years plus
  • Series: Science Essentials Key Stage 2
  • Author: Ruth Owen & Victoria Dobney
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm
  • Curriculum Links: Forces and magnets, Non-fiction reading, Science, STEM, Working scientifically
Key Selling Features
• Brings STEM to life • High interest narrative text with numerous fact boxes • Colourful, sophisticated designs and imagery • On-the-page activities and experiments • On-the-page download buttons highlight the availability of online FREE resources • Introduces key science vocabulary • Non-fiction features including: table of contents, labels and captions, glossary and index
Series Information
Series Name: Science Essentials Key Stage 2  Resources
This 10-book series covers the entire programme of study for science at Key Stage 2. It has been designed for students to enjoy and as a helpful resource for teachers planning science lessons. The books encourage students to ask questions and then answer them using scientific evidence and enquiries, such as investigations and experiments. The pages offer discussion topics and critical thinking questions. Each book features “download buttons” that show a free downloadable teacher resource or student worksheet is available for that page.