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Home Learning Sessions – Full STEAM Ahead – Magnets

November 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Youth Services Librarians from six Cape Cod towns are offering STEAM workshops for children ages 10 and up for six sessions on Zoom. Please register at fullsteamaheadcc@gmail.com and a link will be sent to you.

The Truro Public Library presents: The Simple Electromagnet!

Kits will be available or make your own from this list of supplies:

By The Oakland Toy Lab in Workshop

This project is a great introduction to electromagnetism, the force that not only helps pick up squished cars in junkyard wars, but is also responsible for a lot of the properties of matter in everyday life.

Get enough electrons flowing via your battery, and all of the sudden you’ve turned your nail into a magnet.

  • What: Your First Electromagnet
  • Concepts: electromagnetism, current, electrons, forces, ferrous objects
  • Time: ~ 10 minutes
  • Cost: ~ $0.30
  • Materials:
    • Cork (wood or plastic)
    • Battery (any will do, C or D work great)
    • Tape
    • Nail
    • Magnet Wire
    • Aluminum foil
    • Stuff for the magnet to pick up
    • Sticker eyes
  • Tools
    • Sandpaper
    • Wire Cutters


November 12, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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