Metal Walk

Today as part of our materials topic the children in each room went out on a metal walk.

They took magnets, clip boards and cameras. 

They were able to check if items were magnetic by using the magnets. 

They recorded each item on the camera. 

They also made predictions on a tally chart on clip boards.

Various items in the local community were explored. 

The children grasped an understanding of what types of materials might be magnetic such as gates, posts and ticket machines. 

Other items were explored such as bricks, soil and pavement. 

On the return to the nursery the images the children took on the camera were printed and the Grasshoppers sorted them into a chart to display which items were magnetic and which were not. 

Showing how information can be displayed and research relayed.