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 email@example.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
- Cork (wood or plastic)
- Battery (any will do, C or D work great)
- Magnet Wire
- Aluminum foil
- Stuff for the magnet to pick up
- Sticker eyes
- Wire Cutters