An easy activity. I gave her a pile of items fromt he kit (a mixture of metal and non) and she tested them after hazzarding a guess at whether they would attract or not, then she sorted then into groups labelled Magnetic and Non-magnetic.
EXPERIMENT 2: METALIC CHAIN SCULPTURE.
Here Braylee discovered that if she used a key magnet for the base, she could make a sculpture because the other metal objects became magnetised in a sort of a chain. Here’a copy of the page from the book below.
EXPERIMENT 3: MAGNETIC MAGIC.
This experiment followed an introduction where we discovered that LIKE poles repel and OPPOSITES attract. These magnets were great because they were labelled N and S for north and south, but they could easily be written on with texta. The girls learned how they could magically push the little car around the table by using these laws and make magnets float (like in the picture below).
EXPERIMENT 4: FLOATING MAGNETS.
EXPERIMENT 4: HOW ATTRACTIVE IS A PAPER CLIP?
Here we learnt about the strength of the magnetic attraction by measuring how close we could get in centimetres before the magnet pulled the paper clip to it. One paper clip pulled just one cm but 2 paper clips joined together pulled at nearly 2cms so the strength was greater.
EXPERIMENT 5: DEFYING GRAVITY.
Here Braylee discovered she could make the paper clip butterfly fly without touching it using the magnetic pull. The string was taped to the table and the other end to the paper clip. It was quite tricky to stop the magnet from touching the butterfly but she did it.
EXPERIMENT 6: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
The girls discovered here that the magnetic pull was strong enough to go thrugh a solid oblect such as cardbaord and they could make the rocket blast off and fly by taping a magnet to the back of the rocket and pulling it up with another magnet behind the cardboard.
Now that we knew that magnets could pull through solids, it was time to find out if they could pull through liquids – look what happened in this glass of water.
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