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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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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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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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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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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Plan Your Attack on the Paper Explosion!

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KABOOM! By mid fall, it seems like all the papers have exploded all over your classroom! You spend so much time in the summer making a pretty classroom, only to have piles and piles of messy papers overshadow your hard work within a couple of months. Make this the year you get your piles of […]

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