Make Your Own Magnets!

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Cool Quarantine Crafts Using DIY Magnets Most of us have been home for a while now, doing what we must for the greater good. By now we’ve read most of the books, finished most of the puzzles, played most of the games, and watched all of the shows. So what now? We’ll tell you what […]

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Learning Fun on the Fridge!

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With schools closed and kids at home, parents are looking for resources to keep their kids busy. Thanks to Dowling Magnets, fun – and learning – is just a step away, on your very own fridge! We’re sharing some simple math and literacy activities that you and your kids can do together, using refrigerator magnets, […]

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Going Virtual—Experiments & Tips for Virtual Science Fairs!

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Whether you’re looking for science experiments to keep your kiddos busy or need a science fair project to present virtually, we’re sharing a few of our favorite, magnetism experiments below. And keep on reading for tips on presenting a science fair project virtually! Science Project Experiment (ages 4–7) Magnetic Properties: explore the concept of magnetism […]

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Top 15 Product Picks for At-Home Learning

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(aka, yes Virginia, you CAN learn at home!) With schools closed in support of social distancing, our children are at home every day, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! The parents, teachers, and science gurus at Dowling Magnets have compiled a list of our top 15 product picks for at-home learning. These […]

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Iron Filings: Three Different Particle Sizes for Three Times the Fun!

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A long-time staple for scientific experiments, iron filings are very, very small pieces of iron (duh!). Because iron is a ferromagnetic material, it responds to magnets. And, because filings are so (very!) small, particles of iron filings are perfect for lining up to demonstrate various principles of magnetism, particularly magnetic fields. Iron filings can be […]

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Our Balanced, Best-selling Multisensory Science Toys Amaze Kids!

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Looking for more engaging science toys that kids keep going back to time and time again? Tap into kids’ senses…in a balanced way! Today’s kids are multi-taskers with higher expectations in terms of stimuli, but the trick is not to overwhelm them with toys filled with too much stimuli either. The reality is that our […]

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Bring Your Animal-Themed Units to Life…with These Center Ideas!

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Little learners love animals…and who doesn’t? Get kids excited about learning – and incorporate literacy, math, science, and more – with these fun center/small-group activity ideas: Start by introducing the unit to your whole class of course. Show them a region on a globe and discuss that environment and habitat. Tap into prior knowledge by […]

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Five Ways to View Invisible Magnetic Force Fields!

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Teacher Demonstration Watching a demonstration sparks student interest and helps children bring concepts into clearer view…sometimes even literally! First, tap into students’ prior knowledge by using our magnet Q & A to review the basics of magnetism. Then, try this neat new product to show students the magnetism concepts you’re teaching and to model the […]

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Joyce Saves the Day – Again – Thanks to Her Refrigerator Magnets

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Fans of the Netflix original series Stranger Things know there’s nothing Joyce Byers won’t do to keep her son Will safe and sound. In season three of the smash hit, she couldn’t have done that without the help of her demagnetized refrigerator magnets (and a seriously succinct lesson on electro-magnetic fields from the boys’ science […]

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