ScienceWiz: Magnetism

Ages 8 and up
40 page science book with materials


  • National Parenting Magazine Award
  • Creative Child Magazine Award

This should be one of your child's first science kits. The large, color coded magnets should be played with in Kindergarten.The first 15 activities explore which metals stick to magnets, magnetic poles, attract and repel, magnets through materials, and temporary magnets. The kits includes high quality, color coded, SAFE ceramic magnets.

Activities in the first part of the book

  • Draw with iron filings
  • Discover what sticks to magnets
  • Levitate and bounce rings
  • Swim a duck
  • Make a temporary magnet
  • Detect iron
  • Go fishing
  • Play with magnetic poles

Sometime between second and third grade children should revisit this book, repeat their favorite activities, and do the more advanced projects in the second part of the book.

Advanced Activities

  • Build an electromagnet - then flip the poles
  • Construct a compass
  • Visualize the lines of magnetic force
  • Explore compass directions
  • Discover how motors work

Type: Science Kits

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