Fun school projects with magnets and metal – level 1
Science is arguably one of the most interesting and fun subjects for kids. There are endless opportunities for practical experiments that are sure to surprise and excite children’s imaginations. A great way to get into experimenting with science is with the use of magnets. The properties of magnets allow for an “invisible force” to move objects seemingly on their own!
Here is a fun experiment your kids can try using magnets.
For this experiment, you will need a strong magnet and some paperclips.
Step 1: Get your child to hold the magnet out in front of them
Step 2: Hold the first paperclip near the magnet and watch it seemingly clip onto the magnet
Step 3: Continue adding paperclips until you’ve formed a chain
This is a great basic experiment for kids to try as it shows how a magnetic current can pass through objects. If you ask them to remove the first paperclip – will all of them stay joined together?
Once your kids have got a taste for magnets, you might want to move on to more advanced experiments. Places like RS Components sell high-tech magnetic equipment that will be sure to carry on fuelling your children’s thrill for science!
Difficult words: magnet (an iron material that has a magnetic field that can attract other objects containing iron), current (the flow one thing through another), paperclip (a small iron piece of stationary used to hold pieces of paper together)
What do you think about the experiments?
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