Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 08:54:05

Author: --- Thomas Senior

Subject: Re: hands-on with magnets

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Andy,
if you can find a copy machine of the right type, the staples are a fixed
length and trimmed in the machine, the excess stored in a bin that needs to be
emptied every few months. These staple bits make great "iron filings" and if
you put them in a clear soda pop bottle, it contains the mess. No fluids
needed, just some medium strong magnets. Gives the kids (and adults) lots of
space to explore.

Tom



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From: A Gavrin
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2011 7:43:19 AM
Subject: [tap-l] hands-on with magnets

Tapplers -

I was wondering if any of you could suggest some hands-on activities. I am doing
a one-day program on magnets for kids.

I will have three groups: ages 5-7, ages 8-10, and ages 11-14. Each group will
have ~ 80 kids, and a reasonable number of counselors to keep order (about 1 per
nine kids). Each group will last ~ 45 minutes. kids will be at folding
tables/chairs under a tent outdoors.

Budget is limited... about $1/kid, but I have adequate magnaview film to give
every kid a small piece if needed.

Thoughts?

- Andy




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Andrew D. Gavrin
Chair & Associate Professor
Department of Physics, LD154
402 N. Blackford St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3273

317-274-6909
agavrin@iupui.edu
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Andy, if you can find a copy machine of the right type, the staples are a fixed length and trimmed in the machine, the excess stored in a bin that needs to be emptied every few months. These staple bits make great "iron filings" and if you put them in a clear soda pop bottle, it contains the mess. No fluids needed, just some medium strong magnets. Gives the kids (and adults) lots of space to explore.TomFrom: A Gavrin To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.eduSent: Thu, May 12, 2011 7:43:19 AMSubject: [tap-l] hands-on with magnets
Tapplers -I was wondering if any of you could suggest some hands-on activities. I am doing a one-day program on magnets for kids.I will have three groups: ages 5-7, ages 8-10, and ages 11-14. Each group will have ~ 80 kids, and a reasonable number of counselors to keep order (about 1 per nine kids). Each group will last ~ 45 minutes. kids will be at folding tables/chairs under a tent outdoors.Budget is limited... about $1/kid, but I have adequate magnaview film to give every kid a small piece if needed.Thoughts?- Andy________________________________Andrew D. GavrinChair & Associate ProfessorDepartment of Physics, LD154402 N. Blackford St.Indianapolis, IN 46202-3273317-274-6909agavrin@iupui.edu



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