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THE MAGIC OF MAGNETISM 2

Make bar magnets float on top of each other

Suitable For

Grade 2

Difficulty

2

Time Required

 <2 Days

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

In this science experiment we will be making magic and having fun with magnets and the laws of magnetism. We will be making two magnets float on top of each other without touching! Let’s proceed:

Topics covered

Magnetism

What will I need?

  • THICK PIECE OF STYROFOAM
  • 2x BAR MAGNETS
  • COMPASS
  • TOOTHPICKS

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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A Magnet is a metal object that attracts pieces of ferrous (metal) objects. Magnets always have a north and a south pole and the opposite poles always attract each other while the same (equal) poles will repel each other. The Top magnet ‘floats’ on top of the bottom magnet because two similar poles are placed next to each other and therefore repel or is pushed away from each other.

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