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Exploring Magnetism

This term we have been exploring Forces and magnetism.  We conducted an experiment to help us investigate magnetism using a water magnet, polystyrene and a paperclip. At the beginning of the experiment all our paper clips in our polystyrene blocks were facing in different directions but after we had magnetised our paperclips and placed them back in our water, we found that most were facing in the same direction.  This initiated a great class discussion about why this had happened.
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