Carefully review the general safety advice on the back of the box cover before starting the experiment.
Read the "Magnets and electricity" section of the safety guidelines carefully before proceeding. Do not let children under 8 years old handle small magnets.
Disassemble the setup after the experiment.
Dispose of solid waste together with household garbage.
Let's check the attraction between the magnets . Recall that magnets’ opposite poles attract. When two magnets are attracted to each other, they form a new magnet —stronger than its component parts. The more components are accrued, the stronger the resulting magnet will attract or repel . Surprisingly, the magnets can interact with each other even through a small obstacle such as thin plywood.
In this experiment, the strong magnet on top attracts the one under the holder, keeping it in place. All of them attract the magnet attached to the rod. This attraction keeps the rod upright, preventing it from falling or shifting. This position is so stable that the rod doesn’t fall even when you blow on it. Meanwhile, it can rotate freely, since this movement doesn’t change the distance between the interacting magnets .
Dozens of experiments you can do at home
Kids are now able to engage with science in a way that they simply wouldn’t have been able to in the past as they shrink themselves down to see the world at a molecular level