Hello fellow scientists! This month in Super Science Lab, we did magnet experiments! We made our own compass, practiced a floating paper clip magic trick, and made a magnet picture frame!
In case you missed it, here is the take home experiment that was passed out at the class:
Experiment: Will it stick?
- On your chart, list the 20 items that you will test. Think of items that you can find around your house.
- Go around the house and find the items that you have listed.
- See if your magnet will stick to the item.
- If the item sticks, put the letter X in the YES column. If the item does not stick, put the letter X in the NO column.
Magnets will only stick to items that contain a fair amount of Iron, Steel, or Nickel. Many metals, such as aluminum, are not magnetic. A more powerful magnet is more likely to stick to an item that contains a smaller amount of magnetic metal.
Next month make sure to register for Frosty Investigations on February 25th at 1:30 pm or 3:00 pm. Registration opens on February 11th at 9:00 am. Please have your library card ready. I will be on maternity leave and Mrs. Andreea will be hosting this program. The program should be a lot of fun with Mrs. Andreea so be sure to check it out! See you all in a few months!