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Physics KS4: Magnets & Magnetic Fields

Curriculum Support

On Demand

20 mins


Host: Jamie Johnson - BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE. Jamie is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students. 

Magnets can exert forces on objects at a distance, due to the magnetic field that is present around them.

But what affects this magnetic field? Why are some materials affected by magnets, yet some are not? How can we prove there is an invisible force field around a magnet? Why do we say Earth has a magnetic field, and where does it come from?

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • Identify permanent and induced magnets, and materials as magnetic or non magnetic, giving reasons.
  • Describe how to plot a magnetic field around a bar magnet, and what is needed to do this.
  • Describe Earth’s magnetic field and explain where it comes from.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students looking to revise a key concept in science in Years 10 and 11.

Class requirements

A pen, pencil and paper to make notes may be required for this class.

What to expect

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar
  • This class was pre-recorded and is now available to view on demand
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page.
  • After payment, you will immediately be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.


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