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STEM Storytime – Magnetic Kite

Children reading a book together
Children reading a book together
1.00 PM ET
Who should attend?
..Early Years, .K, 1, 2, 3

Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Alfona Kang & Nevin Widarman's book, "The Journey of a Little Magnet" and complete a hands-on science activity about magnets!

In this activity, students will learn about what a magnet is and the forces of magnetism and gravity. Then they will use everyday household items to create their own mini kite that flies using a magnet.

For this activity, students will need:

  • A piece of paper
  • A paper clip
  • Thread or string
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • A magnet
  • Optional: materials to decorate kits (e.g., stickers, crayons, markers, etc.)


Quick description of activity: Students will cut their piece of paper into a kite shape, attach the paper clip, and tape their string onto one side. They will then use their magnet to slowly lift the kite off the surface and above the kite so that it “flies”.

Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1pm ET in English! For each week that you participate in a STEM Storytime live event, you’ll receive an entry in our monthly draw for a $50 gift card to buy books for your classroom! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards. 

You can find upcoming listings on the events section of the Let’s Talk Science website:

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