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Understanding Magnets

In this simulation students select an object made of one of two materials (either iron or aluminium) and use magnets to guide the object through a maze. Engages students while they learn that aluminium is not attracted to magnets but iron is.

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Blast furnace animation

This resource is about blast furnaces and innovations in smelting iron in 18th-century Britain. The animation show how a blast furnace used a combination of iron ore and limestone with coke to produce iron. Students read text material and then view the animation, which also includes a segment on how to build a blast furnace.

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Anchor from the 'St Jean Baptiste'

This is a large anchor, made of wrought iron in about 1760. It is 4.45 metres long, 2.87 metres wide and 68 centimetres thick, and weighs 1400 kilograms. It is one of three anchors lost at Doubtless Bay in the north of the North Island of New Zealand on 27 December 1769 from the 'St Jean Baptiste', a ship captained by Jean ...