Posted on March 3rd 2020
Magnets and Motors at the Royal Institute
Selected students from Year 9 were taken to the L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre in the Royal Institute recently.
Students were exposed to the world of Physics with a workshop focusing on magnets and motors. The workshop took students through the history of magnets in a sequence of practical activities. Our students were able to add to their understanding of the link between magnetism and electricity.
Not only did students make their own magnets by manipulating magnetic fields, but they were also able to make their own version of Faraday’s motor. The day ended with students seeing real life levitation involving the use of liquid nitrogen.
Our students represented Battersea in the best possible way in these two trips and they are all looking forward to experiencing more science inside and outside of the classroom.