And now, what else can we find out about magnets? Can we find some different things in the classroom that a magnet will stick to and maybe some that it won’t stick to?
A magnet sticks to the (metal) radiator…..
and a (metal) stool
but it does not stick to a (plastic) Lego train…..
or a (plastic) reading bin.
A magnet sticks to the (metal) blades of the scissors…..
but not to the (plastic) handles.
A magnet does not stick to the mirror…..
to the (glass) window…..
or to a (wooden) pencil…..
but it sticks to Ayesha’s (metal) hair clip!
And oh my goodness, a magnet appears to stick to Yousouf’s (definitely not metal) ear…..
(but actually if you look closely, you might spot a second magnet; after all I expect you remember what Joseph told us earlier).
We did have a couple of other things that we found puzzling. For our magnets did not stick to the door handle…..
in spite of the fact that it is made of metal; nor to Béatrix’s gold (also a kind of metal) chain…..
Does that mean, perhaps, that magnets stick to some kinds of metal rather than to anything that is made from metal ?
PS We recorded our findings. Here are one or two examples.