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  1. Magnetic Experiment and Lesson Ideas

    Magnetic Experiment and Lesson Ideas
    Magnetism is all around us. It is one of the greatest scientific and natural phenomenons in the world and an important part of science and other learning curriculum. However, it can get a bit complex, so how do we teach students about magnetism without confusing or boring them? Here are a few suggestions and lessons to try to engage and introduce students to the magical world of magnets. Continue reading →
  2. How to Enter Our Everyday Magnets Photo Contest

    How to Enter Our Everyday Magnets Photo Contest
    Believe it or not, the functionality of magnets reaches far beyond just adorning your fridge. We use magnets everyday and so often that we may not even realize that we are using them. Honestly, our lives would be very different without magnetism. For instance, magnets are used in head phones, computers, cars, recycling centers, blenders, handbags and much more. Even now, inventors, scientists and researchers are looking towards magnetism for use in several medical and technological innovations such as the treatment of cancer and depression. Often, when customers contact us with magnet or other product questions, we also get to hear about the creative and exciting projects that they are working on. But, we’d also like to see their projects and end results. How have you used magnets? Share a photo of your magnet projects with us in our “Everyday Magnets Photo Contest” and you’ll also be entered for the chance to win $100. Continue reading →
  3. Using Magnets in Home Improvement Projects

    Using Magnets in Home Improvement Projects
    The sun is shining and the temperatures are warm, making summer one of the most ideal months to make those little fixes or big improvements to your home. If you’re taking advantage of the weather, here are a few magnetic ideas that you may want to add to your list of home improvement projects! Continue reading →
  4. Magnet Experiments: Iron Filings and Neodymium Magnets

    Magnet Experiments: Iron Filings and Neodymium Magnets
    Iron filings are, as their name suggests, filed pieces of iron that look like a metallic powder. Their properties are, in some aspects, similar to ferrofluid, because they form a significant pattern when interacting with a magnet. Magnetic fields are invisible, but the pattern that both substances form represents the lines of a magnetic field. Pairing iron filings and magnets together is probably one of the most common, preliminary experiments used to show magnetism. Despite its commonality it is still an interesting way to display the magnetic field. Conduct your own experiment with iron filings and these simple steps! Continue reading →
  5. Build Your Own Magnetic Stirrer

    Build Your Own Magnetic Stirrer
    Magnetic stirrers are often used in labs for buffer solutions, protein dialysis and other biology or chemistry experiments that require constant stirring for long periods of time. This type of stirrer is often used because it limits the risk of contaminating the chemicals and liquids being tested. It also prevents settling and allows for hands-free stirring for experiments that require a homogenous mixture. Continue reading →
  6. Make a Homopolar Motor with Neodymium Magnets

    Make a Homopolar Motor with Neodymium Magnets
    Magnets are used in electric motors to assist in transferring electrical energy to mechanical energy. The homopolar motor, the simplest electric motor, was first demonstrated by Michael Faraday in the early 1800s. His demonstration showed how electromagnetism can support motion, but the design used mercury and was not advanced enough to be used for any practical application. Nevertheless, the finding made the many advanced motor-based technologies that we see today possible. Continue reading →
  7. Make Jewelry Easy to Wear with Magnetic Clasps

    Make Jewelry Easy to Wear with Magnetic Clasps
    A magnetic jewelry clasp is often easier to use than other jewelry closure methods. Because it opens and closes with magnets, the jewelry is held in place securely but can also be removed easily by the wearer by pulling apart the magnetic closures. This is extremely convenient for individuals with arthritis or limited dexterity. There are several different types of magnetic clasps that you can choose from to construct your pieces but it is important to know what type to use. Before starting you must decide what type of magnetic clasp is best for your piece of jewelry. Here are a few tips to help you determine what type of magnetic jewelry clasp is best: Continue reading →
  8. Diamagnetic Levitation Experiment with Cube Magnets

    Diamagnetic Levitation Experiment with Cube Magnets
    Diamagnetic materials hold properties that repel an applied magnetic field. Because of these properties it is possible to levitate a magnet when used in conjunction with diamagnetic materials. The principle of diamagnetic levitation has been known since the 1930s, but has only recently been used in practical applications like transport systems. A diamagnetic levitation experiment like the one below is both fun and educational. Continue reading →
  9. Magnet Science Experiments for April 1st

    Magnet Science Experiments for April 1st
    Since today is renowned for its trickery, we’re honoring it with some cool science experiments that are great in classroom and learning settings to show the relationship between magic and science. Continue reading →
  10. Ferrofluid: Overview and Experiment

    Ferrofluid: Overview and Experiment
    NASA first developed ferrofluid while experimenting with different methods to control liquid in zero-gravity space conditions. Since it was developed, ferrofluid is now used in a number of practical applications like: Continue reading →

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