Magnetism: A non-contact force

Magnetism: A non-contact force
Publication Date: July, 2017
Type of Resource: Teacher background info

This online resource provides strategies for teaching about magnetism as a non-contact force.

Magnets pull or push on objects without touching them. The underpinning science concepts include:

  • Magnets are only attracted to a few ‘magnetic’ metals and not all matter,
  • Magnets are attracted to and repel other magnets.
Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 4 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a... > ACSSU076