This week in Science we carried on learning about materials and whether they were ‘magnetic’ or ‘non-magnetic.’
We searched for objects in our classrooms to see what we could find!
We recorded our findings as a class and soon realised that all of the magnetic objects had metal on them. Mr Langley then confused us by telling us that not all metals are magnetic!
Magnets are very useful when recycling metals. To separate the ‘magnetic’ and ‘non-magnetic’ metals they use a giant magnet in the recycling factory.
We then used our knowledge of magnets and magnetic materials to try and help us find ‘Space Dust!’
Searching for dust around the school we put it into bags and took it back to Year 1.
We watched as a strong magnet was put over the dust.
Some of the dust jumped up and was attracted to the magnet!!! This could be ‘Space dust’ that was made when a Meteor broke into pieces as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.
Through the microscope we saw what these ‘micrometeorites’ looked like, tiny blobs of metal!
Find out more about ‘Space Dust’ by clicking on this link:
See if you can find some of your own Space Dust!