Magnetic materials like to line up with a magnetic field. Brian, Taylor, and Bailey experiment with steel paperclips and nuts near a super strong magnet.
Brian, Taylor, and Bailey team up once again to explore some of the basic properties of magnets. All magnets have at least two poles, one north and one south pole. Opposite poles attract each other and like poles repel each other.
Brian is joined by two young scientists, Bailey and Taylor, from Kinard Elementary School. Together they being to experiment with some magnetic materials including magnetite rocks, iron nails, steel nuts and nickel coins.
In this last part of the Forces and Torque Show, the crew takes a quick trip to the Fort Collins Discovery Museum to see the principles of levers at work to lift a piano and move a bison!
Brian, McKenzie and Taylor explore forces and torques in common kitchen tools. They use the relationship between force and distance to crack a walnut and slice and apple! All of these kitchen tools use either a lever or a wedge!
Brian, McKenzie and Taylor explore wedges and how they use the relationship between force and distance to split things apart.
McKenzie and Taylor take part in torque competitions like arm wrestling. Who can twist the hardest? It all depends on leverage!