Magnets: testing our ideas

 This week the preschool children showed a keen interest in learning all about magnets.


To link with their key interested and curiosity the children enjoyed a range of activities extending on their own thoughts and testing their own ideas.


This week’s activities around magnets included;


  • Magnets in water: the children loved using their giant magnets outside of their water jar and experimented with the magnetic force to lift the coloured counters.
  • Extending magnets into Expressive arts and design: The children will be using their magnetic rods on one side of their paper and discs on top with paint to explore different marks.  
  • Is this object magnetic?: The children selecting a range of different resources and using their own tick list the children tested their own ideas using magnetic rods the children tested the different materials and added into the correct column if the object/material was magnetic.