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Magic or magnetic?
Topic: 3E Magnets and springs
Everyone's jealous of wizards like Harry Potter. The Muggle Times newspaper prints a story suggesting that some wizards' tricks are not magic at all, but rely on hidden magnets. Pupils are asked to if they can duplicate a magic trick using magnets. There is then a literacy activity to investigate whether it's possible to play the broomstick riding game Quidditch with the force of magnets.
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magic or magnetic Oct 24th, 2012
Reviewer: Carolyn Hall
My children really enjoyed working on this activity and it was nice to see them working together to tackle the problem - they all came up with slightly different ideas but the way they presented the end task was lovely. I really liked this idea.