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Key Facts About Magnets - A concise list of things you need to know about magnets.
Of Man and Magnets - An insight into the history and common everyday uses of magnets.
How Electromagnets Work - The basics of electromagnetism are explained.
MAGNETIC EXPERIMENTS AND LESSONS
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The Electromagnet - The objective is to demonstrate the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Compete with others to build the strongest magent.
The Basic Electric Motor - The objective is to build a very simple electric motor using a battery, magnet and wire. The unique feature of this project is that each student takes the project home and explains the operation of the motor to family members and reports back to the club.
Make a Basic Compass - Complete plans to make a compass by magnetizing a needle and floating it on a small piece of Styrofoam. Each student makes a compass and the team attempts to determine the direction of magnetic north and then correct it for magnetic declination.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiment With Magnets - This web site is devoted to magnetism and the cool experiments you can do with permanent magnets and electro-magnets. Lessons range from basic to advanced. Lists of the materials needed for the demonstrations, directions on how to assemble them, instructions on how to show them, and notes on how they work are all here for you.
Grade 2 Science Core Unit: Magnets - In this unit students perform a variety of activities to learn about magnets. They determine the kinds of objects which are attracted to a magnet. They also experience the way in which magnets exert a force on some objects at a distance. Other related experiences allow students to discover that there are two poles on a magnet, and that those poles have either attractive or repulsive effects on the pole of a second magnet.
Science Netlinks: Magnets 1 - Students will gain an understanding that certain materials are attracted to magnets and some are not.
Science Netlinks: Magnets 2 - Experimentally measure the strength of a magnet and graph how the strength changes as the distance from the magnet increases, and as the barrier (masking tape) is built between the magnet and an iron object.
Magnetically Levitated Kangaroo - Use this fun, easy project to explain levitation using magnets.
Core Knowledge: Amazing Magnets - The overall goal of this unit is to provide students with hands on experiences, while learning about magnets. This unit shows you how to engage students in experiments which explore magnet force and compass use.
Electricity and Magnetism - This is a series of experiments about electricity and magnetism that was designed for use in the fourth grade.
Electromagnetic Devices and Inventions - Electromagnetic devices and inventions allow magnetism to be turned on and off. This lesson answers questions about electromagnetic devices.
BOOKS ABOUT MAGNETICS
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Driving Force : The Natural Magic of Magnets
Electricity and Magnetism (Usborne Understanding Science)
Janice VanCleave's Magnets: Mind-Boggling
Experiments You Can Turn Into Science Fair Projects
Magnets (Young Scientist Concepts and Projects)
Magnets Thematic Unit
Magnetism: Permanent Magnets & Electromagnets
Science Projects About Electricity and Magnets
The Usborne Book of Batteries & Magnets (How to Make Series)
SHOP FOR SUPPLIES
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Arbor Scientific - Arbor has very handy instruction sheets and ideas which they ship with their kits.
National Imports - For magnets, ferrofluid, pyrolytic graphite disks, gaussmeters, viewing film, etc.
K&J Magnetics - For a large variety of magnets.
Teachersource - Educational Innovations, have magnets, games, and toys. Big selection.
ScientificsOnline - Lots of science supplies magnets, science fair items, etc.
SargentWelch - Lots of science supplies.
ScienceKit - Lots of science supplies.
Ward's Natural Science - Lots of science supplies.
Dowling Magnets - For a Maglev Train Kit and strip magnets.
Magnets (the Magnet Shop) - For those in Australia who need a great source for magnets!
Quantum Magnetics - Another Australian shop. Good support information.
Magnet Source -
Magnets - For magnets, steel balls, and magnetic sculptures. Great site!
SuperMagnete - Located in Europe. Shop for magnets, sculptures, other items. Lots of stuff!
Physlink - Lots of kits.
Shack - For electronic parts, kits, and a few magnets.
Digi-Key - For electronic components, Hall-effect sensors, etc.
P. Jones & Assoc. -
www.amazing1.com/voltage.htm - For some great high voltage kits.
www.magnets.com - For refrigerator magnets.
www.wolverinesports.com/magnets.html - For magnets and kits for school.
www.schoolspecialtyonline.net/index.jsp - Kits for schools and other supplies.
www.iqsdirectory.com/magnets/ - For magnet assembly manufacturers.