Magnets irresistibly draw kids to science--turning the learning process into a magical experience. This entertaining collection of experiments helps parents and teachers make the most of that natural, youthful curiosity. These activities answer all the most basic questions in a hands-on way, always with an eye to safety: What do the "N" and the "S" on a magnet mean? What can a magnet pick up--and can I make something magnetic? Where is the largest magnet in the world? There's even a way to make a magnet float in the air and a great "art project" using a magnet to decorate a silly drawing!
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Levine, S., & Johnstone, L. (2006). Magnet power! New York: Sterling Publishing.Grades 2 through 4Magnet power! is a book that seeks to answer children¿s basic questions about magnets through experimentation. Even though the activities have been created to be as safe as possible, the book opens with important safety information for parents, teachers, and children so that everyone can enjoy playing with magnets. Each one of the twenty experiments starts from a question. A quick introduction leads to a list of materials followed by step-by-step instructions. After the experiment, children are asked what happened, and a paragraph with the result to the activity answers the question posed in the beginning. Cartoons illustrate the book, showing in one image the most important step(s) to be followed. Part of the First Science Experiments series, Magnet power! works with basic concepts about magnets to make learning fun. Designed to require minimum adult supervision, the book helps children explore the magic hidden inside of magnets. As kids do so, they are inspired to expand their knowledge, and the authors suggest that parents support this curiosity with visits to a library or the Web. The language is easy to understand, perfect for younger children, and the instructions are easy to follow. The book is organized according to a progression in magnet knowledge¿from the most basic idea that opposites attract to more complex concepts such as making a magnet float. Purchasing a magnet may be the most difficult step in the process.