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

731019 & MC08 in use 300dpi

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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Five Ways to View Invisible Magnetic Force Fields!

viewing kit

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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Exposing The Invisible With Iron Filings [and Magnetic Fields!]

We all know how magnets work, but it may be hard to explain the concept of magnetism to kids, who are fascinated at how coins, paper clips and other metal objects jump toward magnets – as if by magic! Parents and teachers can talk about magnetic poles and magnetic fields, but for elementary-school aged children, […]

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