All Shook Up!

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Put on your creative hat to explore this mini magnet shaker! Observe what happens when oil interacts with magnets and iron filings! But first, a quick safety warning! The Iron Filings 3-Pack is safety tested for ages 6+, but adult supervision is required. Do not inhale or consume iron filings. Keep iron filings away from […]

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Dowling Magnets Product Catalog

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Click below to view our current catalog in digital flipbook format!   Click on the full-screen icon ✖️ below the cover image for the best viewing experience.

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Find Iron in Your Food

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Did you know? Magnets can help us find one of the most common elements on Earth in your breakfast cereal: iron.  Our bodies don’t produce iron, but it’s important for us to have enough iron, so it is sometimes added as a supplement to foods including cereal, pasta, and bread. For this magnet experiment, you’ll need: […]

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

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Snow globes are amazing—you turn it upside down, and beautiful snow falls to the ground. Can you recreate this effect using iron filings? Let’s find out! But first, a quick safety warning! The Iron Filings 3-Pack is safety tested for ages 6+, but adult supervision is required. Do not inhale or consume iron filings. Keep […]

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Mix It Up!

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When you’ve got a compound composed of different elements it’s hard to imagine what they could be. This activity enables you to separate and explore the different materials in a mixture, based on their physical properties. But first, a quick safety warning! The Iron Filings 3-Pack is safety tested for ages 6+, but adult supervision […]

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Magnets, Math, and Measurement… Oh MY!

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Density (the mass of a substance per unit of volume) is an important physical property of matter in the fields of engineering, chemistry, and math. If you measure both the mass and the volume of a given amount of iron filings, you can calculate the density (D) of iron filings by dividing mass (m) by […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Magnet Magic!

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According to science, magnets aren’t technically magical, but you can sure do some pretty amazing things with them! In fact, artists and scientists around the world have created awe-inspiring works of art using magnets and magnetic coins. And you can, too! Celebrating 25 years as a best-selling activity kit, the Magic Penny 25th Anniversary Edition […]

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Happy Earth Day to Our Favorite Magnet

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Yes It’s Earth Day. And yes, the Earth is a magnet, albeit a weak one. You see, the Earth has solid inner core at its center; surrounded by a dense, super-heated liquid outer core; a mantle of solid bulk around that; and a thin outer later, called the crust. The liquid outer core is made […]

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The Art of Science

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Science is an art, and there’s so much art to be found in science! Follow the simple instructions below and use your Dowling Magnets Iron Filings 3-Pack to create your own magnetic art. But first, a quick safety warning! The Iron Filings 3-Pack is safety tested for ages 6+, but adult supervision is required. Do […]

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Keep COVID-Safe in the Classroom – Even When Your Back Is Turned!

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Making sure kids are keeping a 6-foot distance from each other and that they’re wearing their masks at all times is critical to preventing the spread of Coronavirus and to maintaining the health and safety of your entire class. But you’ve got lessons to teach and can’t keep an eye on each student all day […]

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