Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Amazing Magnets

-magnet (from Greek μαγνήτις λίθος magnḗtis líthos, "Magnesian stone") is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls on otherferromagnetic materials, such as iron, and attracts or repels other magnets.

We will be exploring the amazing world of magnets, but first let's explore the science behind this interesting principle. 

Read the facts found at the link below. Write down 3 new interesting facts you and your partner learned.
Magnet Facts

Learn about magnets & springs as you combine the two to complete various magnetic challenges in this fun science activity for kids. Find out what objects magnets are attracted to and more. Will the magnet pick up plastic objects? How about aluminum cans? Experiment and find out how magnets and springs work. How does the distance you pull back the spring affect how far the magnet will travel? Try rotating the magnet or changing to a big or small size, how does this affect the magnetic strength? Enjoy these challenges and more with this cool, interactive game.
Magnets & Springs

When you have completed the above activities, use the site below to learn more:

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