Practical lessons

I was tidying up some files and I found these.  I’d taken them specially with no pupils in the frame and thought I’d show them on here.

The floating paperclip experiment
The pupils love this experiment – it seems magical even though they know what should happen.  Pupils slide different materials between the magnet and paperclip to see which makes it fall – thus making good magnetic shielding.

magnetic shielding
magnetic shielding

Water Rockets
We’ve come to the end of our space topic and this practical ties in nicely.  A great end of term practical.  Pupils set this one up for me guessing it wouldn’t fly very high (they over filled it on purpose!).