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  1. Magnetic Science Fair Projects, Part 3: Evaluating Magnetism in Different Liquids

    Magnetic Science Fair Projects, Part 3: Evaluating Magnetism in Different Liquids
    Today we’re serving up the final project in our science fair series — it’s all about magnets and viscosity. Viscosity is the thickness of a liquid and its resistance to flowing. It relates to the size and shape of the particles that make up the liquid and that attraction between them. Low viscosity liquids flow quickly, and high viscosity liquids flow slowly.  Viscosity can also impact an object’s magnetism, so in this project, we’re looking at how different liquids impact magnets. It’s perfect for an age range from Kindergarten to 6th grade. As always, here’s your friendly reminder to always handle magnets with care. Refer to our safety tips for more information.  Continue reading →
  2. How They Used Our Products: Gold Panning with Magnets!

    How They Used Our Products: Gold Panning with Magnets!
    At Apex, we serve customers who use our magnets in a variety of industries and applications. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, so that’s one of the reasons why it is so exciting to hear back from customers who took creative measures to utilize the strength of our product. We recently got an amazing message about how one of our customers uses our magnets in their gold panning business!  Continue reading →
  3. Making Schooling at Home Easier With Magnets

    Making Schooling at Home Easier With Magnets
    Being a parent already has its stressors, but this year, homeschooling is becoming a new reality for so many. We commend parents who are now taking on the role of “teacher” and want to share some magnet tips and tricks to make your new “job” a little easier on you and your kids!  Continue reading →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. St. Patrick's Day Science Experiment

    St. Patrick's Day Science Experiment
    St. Patrick’s Day is usually associated with lucky clovers, leprechauns, and gold at the end of rainbows. Unfortunately, gold is not magnetic so it’s more difficult to find even when using a rainbow as a map. What metals are magnetic? Here’s a fun St. Patrick’s Day-themed science experiment you can try to determine what materials have magnetic properties and how they move through different density’s when a magnetic field is applied: Continue reading →
  7. 4 Mesmerizing Magnet Videos

    4 Mesmerizing Magnet Videos
    In general, it can be said that videos on the Internet have a certain “magnetic” quality to them, whether you’re watching them to learn new things, to check out the latest Beyoncé music video, or even just to procrastinate. But, they can become even more mesmerizing with the presence of actual magnets.   We’ve rounded up 4 of the most mesmerizing magnet videos we could find online...and one bonus one that is only technically on topic, but that you’ll enjoy all the same. Check them out: Continue reading →
  8. DIY Diamagnetism Experiment

    DIY Diamagnetism Experiment
    Diamagnetism is a magnetic property first discovered in 1778 by Dutch scientist Sebald Justinus Brugmans. He discovered the property while using bismuth and antimony and realized they were repelled by magnetic fields. It wasn’t until 1845 that English scientist Michael Faraday named the property diamagnetism while studying elements and compounds that exhibited negative magnetism, meaning they were pushing away from the magnet. In layman's terms, diamagnetism is a property that every element possesses, which causes a weak repulsion from a magnetic field. In contrast, some elements also possess ferromagnetism and paramagnetism, which causes them to be strongly attracted or repulsed by the magnetic field. To show diamagnetism, you can use a DIY magnet experiment with a common everyday food, grapes, to show small repulsion when exposed to a strong rare earth magnet. This experiment will only work with neodymium magnets because of the strong magnetic field they produce.     Continue reading →
  9. Magnetic Science Experiment

    Magnetic Science Experiment
    Neodymium magnets are not only useful for organizing clutter or making crafts, but also for demonstrating the unique properties of magnetism and magnetic fields. If you’re looking for an easy and fun science experiment, check out this magnetic tutorial for a hollow pyramid with a ring magnet: Continue reading →
  10. DIY Levitating Pen

    DIY Levitating Pen
    Today, people use their keyboards to write more often than they use pens or pencils. If that doesn’t stop you from buying nice new pens, here’s a high-tech way you can display your favorite writing utensil using magnetic levitation: Continue reading →

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