Simple magnets activities

7yo Vee & I read the Young Scientist magazine yesterday and it introduced magnets. I dug out our 2 Daiso magnets and a bunch of paper clips. Some simple activities:

  • explore how like / unlike poles repel / attract
  • see how many paper clips we could link
  • try rubbing and magnetising paper clips

magnets 2My mum was a seamstress and had a bulky magnet to hold her loose needles. I remember being fascinated and playing with them for hours.

My dad (ex-shipbuilder) also used to share stories about gigantic magnets that lifted heavy parts.

I was fortunate to learn about the real usefulness of magnets.

Time is limited (on weekdays), so we’d explore more again. Happy teaching & learning!

~ MieVee

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