Week 4 Lesson Objectives
Literacies of Science
Now that you have watched the video, follow this link to google forms to summarise the main points for me.
What we did in class
We had a lot of fun with magnets this week. We investigated how magnets behave when they are arranged with unlike poles together or like poles together.
When we put 3 ring magnets on a straw N, S, N, S, N, S, the magnets were all attracted to each other. This is because unlike poles attract, or opposites attract.
When he flipped the magnets around and put them on a straw with N and N facing each other and S and S facing each other, the magnets repelled each other. Like poles repel. Because we put the ring magnets on a straw, we were able to observe the repelling magnets as they were levitating on the straw! The straw held the repelling magnet in place so it didn't flip itself around to attach to the other magnet.
Why do we use a procedural text?
We use a procedural text to describe how something is done. We can read a procedural text to find out how to do things.
What does a procedural text include?
A procedural text includes a list of materials needed to do the task and a description of the sequence of steps used. It might include annotated diagrams.
Why do we use a labelled diagram?
We use a labelled diagram to show the shape, size and features of a thing.
What does a labelled diagram include?
A labelled diagram might include a title, an accurate drawing, a scale to show the object's size and labels showing the main features. A line connects the label to the feature.
Watch this video to see how scientists and engineers have used magnets to eliminate friction and make super fast levitating trains!