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 Old electromagnet

How can I build an electromagnet that moves paperclips?

Design and build an electromagnet which can carry paperclips over a distance of one metre.

What do magnets do?

What do magnets do?

Have fun discovering what magnets can pick up in this hands on activity.

Assortment of souvenir magnets on the fridge

Magnificent Magnets

Students develop and apply the skills of sorting & classifying, comparing & contrasting and predicting as they explore magnetism as a non-contact force that causes movement.

Wooden toy train

Design & Build a Toy that Moves

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a toy that is moved using forces applied by magnets.