Experiments With Magnets


The Chinese created the first compasses more than 2,200 years ago.

How people use magnets to create useful tools;

Experiments, a timeline, photos-and how to make magnets of your own;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

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The Chinese created the first compasses more than 2,200 years ago.

How people use magnets to create useful tools;

Experiments, a timeline, photos-and how to make magnets of your own;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of "A True Book" series, Bryan introduces the force of magnetism to young readers. She explains elements and atoms and then moves on to magnetic metals. "In certain metals, such as iron and nickel, the tiny magnetic fields of the atoms influence other atoms and cause them to line up. All of these aligned magnetic fields add up to create a bigger field. The metal is then a magnet." Other parts of the book talk about Earth's magnetic poles and lodestones. Bryan's experiments and demonstrations include finding iron in cereal, creating a compass, making a magnet, and making an electromagnet. My complaint with these experiments is the same as with the other books in the series. She does not encourage the young scientist to do multiple trials. This omission is unfortunate and has to be unlearned later as students work on more complicated projects. The book is illustrated with colorful photos showing both the experiments in process and the young scientists working on them. Backmatter includes a list of resources, glossary and index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531263457
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: A True BookExperiments
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,421,301
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Scientists' Questions

What is the scientific method? 7

2 Magnets in the Making

Where do magnets come from? 13

Our Mega Magnet

How can Earth be a magnet? 18

3 Playing with your food

Could you have eaten something magnetic for breakfast? 20

4 Magnets at Work

Can magnets do anything useful? 28

5 Electromagnets

What are electromagnets exactly, and are they really everywhere? 36

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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