Magnets & Magnetic Fields

Curriculum support20 mins£4

Key takeaways
Identify permanent and induced magnets, and materials as magnetic or non magnetic, giving reasons
Describe how to plot a magnetic field around a bar magnet, and what is needed to do this
Describe Earth’s magnetic field and explain where it comes from
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

Magnets can exert forces on objects at a distance, due to the magnetic field that is present around them. But what affects this magnetic field? Why are some materials affected by magnets, yet some are not? How can we prove there is an invisible force field around a magnet? Why do we say Earth has a magnetic field, and where does it come from?

In this class, students will break down these questions and learn all about magnets and feel confident in answering all the questions above.

This is a great class for students as revision of the topic or for those studying it for the first time. 

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students looking to revise a key concept in science in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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