Your child has been using our Magnets loans box in school. NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Our Magnets loans box has all the resources needed to investigate how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. Children can learn to describe magnets as having two poles and to predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing each other.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Make a Magnet Maze page to discover how to move an object around a maze without touching it. All you need is a magnet, a paper plate and a magnet object such as a paper clip or washer.
Careers link – what is a radiologist?
Clinical radiologists use images to diagnose, treat and manage medical conditions and diseases. They need to examine patients, look at their medical history and previous images to decide on the best technique for diagnosis. Radiologists work as part of a team using images to diagnose patients. Radiologists use a wide range of imaging techniques, including: x-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans.
Careers linked to the Magnets loans box
Your child may have looked at these careers at school.
Each career has 3 personal qualities to focus on. We call these attributes. We want to show children that they already have the skills that they need to have a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM).