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.
Little Shop of Physics partnered with Poudre School District (PSD), the Bohemian Foundation and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins to provide kits for every elementary school in the district. Based on teacher feedback, state and local standards, and materials that are already deployed in the classroom, three different types of kits were developed.