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Mighty Metals

Mighty metals are everywhere! From earrings to rockets, metals have shaped the world we live in today!


This half term, we’re going to become fantastic physicists, exploring the world of forces, metals and materials or even an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course). We will be exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Expanding our minds as we test and trial, build and move. Which forces are at play we you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Explaining why magnets repel and attract. 


Then, meeting Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants a friend and we will try to build him one. They must be strong, sturdy and ready to rumble. 


If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust. Maybe you’re not a metal at all, but a force to be reckoned with.

During our time exploring mighty metals we have been looking at how friction works with different materials, using our knowledge of magnets to make our own magnetic board games. We've tested different liquids as cleaning materials and found that ketchup makes your old pennies look the shiniest! We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of our learning as much as we have enjoyed taking part in it.