What Makes A Magnet? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Will a magnet pick up a paper clip or a feather? The answer is, just the paper clip. Magnets only pick up things that contain bits of iron. In this new addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, veteran author Franklyn Branley explains the properties and behavior of magnets. True Kelley's charming illustrations will entertain readers as they discover for themselves what makes a magnet. Hands-on activities include making a magnet and compass.

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Overview

Will a magnet pick up a paper clip or a feather? The answer is, just the paper clip. Magnets only pick up things that contain bits of iron. In this new addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, veteran author Franklyn Branley explains the properties and behavior of magnets. True Kelley's charming illustrations will entertain readers as they discover for themselves what makes a magnet. Hands-on activities include making a magnet and compass.

Describes how magnets work and includes instructions for making a magnet and a compass.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
This interesting informative book about magnets engages readers immediately with a fishing expedition-a magnet on a string into a box of various objects. We learn how to turn a needle into a magnet and then how to turn that magnet into a compass. The compass is then used to prove that the earth is a magnet. Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science, Stage 2.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613013185
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 31
  • Sales rank: 793,532
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Franklyn M. Branley was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. In 1960, he originated the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Dr. Branley was the author of over 150 science books for children.

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