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Magnetic Maze

This activity provides a fun way to explore magnetism. It involves the simple task of using a magnet to guide a coin through a maze drawn on the side of a plastic bottle. There are plenty of opportunities to think and talk about how magnetism works, and why magnets only attract certain materials.

Learning outcomes

  • Investigate the magnetic properties of different materials
  • Use observation and questioning (curiosity) skills
  • See how magnetism has useful and relevant applications in our everyday lives

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Magnetic Maze (PDF Document)

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