All Shook Up!

filings displayed in oil

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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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!

iron filings and magnet snow globe

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!

magnet pulling filings from sand and salt

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!

iron filings on scale

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

iron filing flower art

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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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!

Crazy young professor with magnets in white coat. Thunder strikes from magnets around him

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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