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Explore Forces and Magnetism

In this worksheet, students will work through a series of questions assessing their knowledge of contact and non-contact forces, such as friction and magnetism.

'Explore Forces and Magnetism' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Forces and Magnets

Curriculum subtopic:   Forces: Contact and Magnetic

Popular topics:   Physics worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Forces make objects move.


Some forces need a contact between two objects, like your bike wheel on the ground as you cycle, or your hand on a spoon as you stir a saucepan of food.


girl cooking


Others work without any direct contact with the object they act on, like magnetism and gravity. They can exert a force over a distance without touching anything.


Pushing and pulling are examples of contact forces.


Man pushing supermarket trolley


Magnetism and gravity are examples of non-contact forces.


Person holding magnet


In this activity, you'll be finding out about the forces behind how magnets behave - now let's call that attractive!


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