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Learning outcomes



Through this activity children will find out that:

  • Magnets attract other magnetic materials.
  • Materials are either magnetic or non-magnetic.
  • Iron is a magnetic metal.
  • 1p and 2p coins are made of steel or bronze; only those of steel are attached to magnets becuase of the iron used to make the steel.