Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 11:03:46

Author: --- Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: hands-on with magnets


Something that would be fun for all age groups is a magnetic chaos
pendulum with movable magnets like this one:
Even if they couldn't take it with them, it's something they could make at
home themselves...


P.S. I got a chuckle out of the magnetic water softener and the motorcycle
traffic light magnet at the magnet4less site...

At 5/12/2011 08:43 AM, you wrote:
>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.
>- Andy
>Andrew D. Gavrin
>Chair & Associate Professor
>Department of Physics, LD154
>402 N. Blackford St.
>Indianapolis, IN 46202-3273


Jerry DiMarco
Manager of Lecture Demonstrations and Instructional Labs
Montana State Univ., Physics Dept.
Bozeman, MT

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