Written by: on October 19, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

On April 25th, Zoology Zoe visited Veritas Christian Academy in Fletcher, NC for some magnet fun! Children participating in this hands-on, science program learned all the “attractive” facts about magnets and their poles. They then had the opportunity to test out their theories by performing a number of magnetic experiments including magnet races, floating rings and paper clip “fishing” just to name a few.
As an added surprise, WLOS News 13 was there to capture these young scientists in action!

Did you know that every magnet has a north and a south pole. When you put a north pole against a south pole, the poles attract; however, if you try to put a north pole against another north pole, the poles repel one another. Give it a try and let us know the results of your experiment!

To learn more about magnets, click on the links below:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet
http://my.execpc.com/~rhoadley/magindex.htm
http://www.kidskonnect.com/content/view/90/27/ 

Share your own “attractive” magnetic experiments with us by posting to our blog!

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