Magnet Experiments

  1. Schooling at Home With Magnets

    Schooling at Home With Magnets
    Running out of ideas for how to lead science class? We’ve got you covered with these magnetic DIYs and blogs full of magnetic information to make your job of “teacher” a little easier!  Continue reading →
  2. Magnet Experiments to Do While You're Bored

    Magnet Experiments to Do While You're Bored
    Are you cooped up in the house? Want to get the kids off the tv? Are you bored out of your mind? Here are some fun magnet experiments to try out as school lessons or time-spenders!  Continue reading →
  3. How to Create a DIY Magnetometer Inside a Tic Tac Box

    How to Create a DIY Magnetometer Inside a Tic Tac Box
    Ever wonder how you could make your very own Magnetometer? This DIY project allows you to do so right from the comfort of your home. Magnetometers measure the strength of magnetic fields – acting as an essential tool to assess the strength of permanent magnets and electromagnets in order to understand the field shape of nontrivial magnet configurations. Use these steps to create a pocket-size portable Magnetometer inside a Tic Tac Box! Continue reading →
  4. Build Your Own Free Energy Mobile Phone Charger with Magnets

    Build Your Own Free Energy Mobile Phone Charger with Magnets
    You might be familiar with wireless charging options for your cell phone, but what about free energy charging options? While there are multiple meanings to the phrase “free energy” in scientific applications, for the purpose of our mobile charger experiment, the free energy is the amount of energy in a system that is available to do work. By harnessing free energy through the use of magnets, we’ve learned that with enough power, you’ll be able to charge your phone. Read on to learn more about the experiment and what you’ll need to make this possible!  Continue reading →
  5. DIY Magnetic Field Sensory Jar

    DIY Magnetic Field Sensory Jar
    Sensory activities are something that both children and adults can benefit from. This magnetic field sensory jar craft is no exception, allowing you to create something you can keep at your desk, take with you during long car rides—while you’re the passenger, of course—or keep by your bed to help you unwind and relax. This magnet craft only requires a...
  6. Keep Kids' Minds Active in the Summer With This Amazing Magnet Pen

    Keep Kids' Minds Active in the Summer With This Amazing Magnet Pen
    It can be hard to find activities for the kids to do that are both educational and fun, but this experiment is just that. Keep your kids busy and their minds active this summer by making a magic spinning pen. The best part? You probably have all of the materials for this experiment already! Continue reading →
  7. Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets

    Build Your Own Speaker with Magnets
    Magnets make music possible. How? Magnets are an important component of speakers and headphones, as they convert electrical energy into sound energy. The magnets transmit the sound energy through the “cone” of the speaker. While this description isn’t as complex as actual sound design, it gives you a brief idea of how magnets play a role in sound transmission. Continue reading →
  8. Create Your Own Backyard Magnetic Planetarium

    Create Your Own Backyard Magnetic Planetarium
    As magnet enthusiasts, we read a lot about all things magnetic—from influential people making magnetic discoveries and magnets in technology to how magnetism functions in space! We recently came across a great way to combine our interests: a do-it-yourself backyard magnetic geodesic planetarium. Continue reading →
  9. Easy Classroom Demonstrations with Magnets

    Easy Classroom Demonstrations with Magnets
    Explaining the science of magnets to students can be difficult. Hearing the words come out of a teacher’s mouth is one thing but actually seeing the way magnets interact with each other and other materials can really help drive the point home. These simple experiments with magnets will exhibit how magnets work while still keeping students’ attention. Continue reading →
  10. Back to School - Educator Edition

    Back to School - Educator Edition
    After a long and enjoyable summer, it can be hard for both you and your students to get back into a solid routine. Not to mention, the work you put into classroom setup and creating numerous lesson plans at the beginning of each school year can exhaust you quickly. Instead of allowing your work to become a daunting task, try adding some demonstrations that can liven up the classroom and help ease the transition from summer to school year. Below outlines a science demonstration using magnets and other ingredients that you can add to your lesson plans! Continue reading →

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