Find out all about the science in the world around us with Moving Up with Science. Written to support the National Curriculum at Key Stage 2, each title explores key scientific topics through a combination of concise information and fun experiments.
Moving Up With Science: Forces and Magnets takes you on a journey of scientific discovery. Find out how we use forces everyday; which force pulls objects down holes and why Earth acts like a huge magnet. Explore which materials are magnetic and discover how to test them.
Peter Riley was a science teacher for 25 years, 17 of them as Head of Science. His first book was published in 1981, and he has been a full-time author since 1996, with over 200 books published for children, students and teachers. He is the winner of the prestigious Schoolbook Award for Science in 2000, as well as being shortlisted for the Aventis Science Prize 2004 and nominated for the Educational Resources Award in 2009.
1: What is a force? 2: Squash, stretch, turn, twist 3: Gravity and friction 4: Magnetic force 5: Magnetic test 6: Force fields 7: Magnetic poles 8: Finding the poles 9: Test the force 10: Strength tests 11: The jump test 12: Magnets and electricity 13: Glossary 14: Answers 15: Index