Mag-NEAT-o.

Today’s learning activity is brought to you by the letter M!

Thanks to a morning trip to Toad Hall Toys with their Grandpa, my kids spent the afternoon learning all about, you guessed it, magnets!

The kit came with a number of different science experiments to try out. With it you make little cars and boats and a fishing line (just to name a few) to learn about magnetic forces acting at a distance, the poles and how they attract and repel, and how magnetic materials can become temporary magnets. Pretty cool stuff!

My favourite experiment was the magnetic sculpture (surprise surprise) in which we took one of the ‘super magnets’, used the metal screw nuts and built works of art!

All-in-all there were 10 experiments that were listed, each more fun than the last…and that doesn’t even include all of the free-play that will be had with this kit. Rhys is currently working on building the Eiffel Tower.

Who knew magnets could be so much fun?

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