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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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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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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Teach Magnetism and Kinetic Energy with Confidence!

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Step into the classroom with science confidence…with the strong Wave Wires® teacher’s guide by your side! The new Kinetic Magnetics Wave Wires line (for grades 3–8), featuring unique wiggling magnet wires, lets you and your students investigate multiple magnets and their crazy, kinetic interactions with one another! Filled with instructional support, the 40-page teacher’s guide […]

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Demonstrating the Powerful Energy of the Mighty Magnet

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Let your students SEE magnetic energy in motion! It may sound like magic, but even the most miniscule magnet can create energy and movement. In fact, magnets can power everything from your doorbell, to a vacuum cleaner, to an industrial crane! How? Well, remember that the molecules that form everything around us (including us!), are […]

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The Science Fair Is Coming! The Science Fair Is Coming!

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The holidays are over, the new year has begun, and science fair season will be here before you know it. This year, attract some serious attention (and sneak in some hardcore STEM learning) with these mind-bending magnet projects: View a Magnificent Magnetic Field (grades K–5) Get a close-up look at the mystery of magnetism! Explore […]

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Science Fair Ideas with Magnets

Whether your school holds their annual science fair in the fall or the spring, this is a great example of how to use magnets in your science fair project. (We guarantee you’ll have fun discovering the magic of magnets – and you may even win 1st prize!) All of these experiment ideas came from the 2nd […]

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