Sunday, November 20, 2011


We have been investigating magnets in our school lately.  The children were introduced to a large horseshoe magnet and various objects to pick up. 
After this, we put out a small magnetic car with a smaller magnet.  They really enjoyed making the car "go" with the force of the magnet. 
After a few days of playing with the magnet and the car, we then put out Magnetic Match Rings.  Here the children can just explore with the magnets or follow a card and match the magnets.  Using the rules of magnetism, to make the rings float, you must use like or the same poles.  Opposite poles attract.  Each ring has a positive and negative pole, it was really fun experimenting with these magnets. 

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