Science Experiments

Written by James Lyons
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Whether or not you have a science fair coming up, it's always fun to do science experiments right in your own home. I could be dating myself a bit here, but how many of you ever watched Mr. Wizard's World? I loved that show. I will never forget the episode with dry ice. I was obsessed with dry ice for years after that. My point, though, is that wouldn't it be fun to do some experiments in your home?

Believe it or not, you can do some pretty wild science experiments with magnets. I know some of you are thinking that you have to have crazy ingredients that you mix together and they turn green and smoke in order to do a really great experiment. This is not true. Have you ever wanted to levitate something? Have you ever wanted to move an object away from you, or pull it toward you, without ever touching it? You can do these things with magnets.

Exciting Science Experiments

You can do science experiments in levitation by understanding how the poles of a magnet work. Every magnet has a north and a south pole. These poles have opposite magnetic forces. Therefore, when you take another magnet and place poles together, different things happen. Two like poles coming together will repel with great force. Two opposite poles coming together will attract.

Did you know that you can generate power using magnets? You can use magnets to create solar, wind and hydro products that will produce power. You can also create a small motor, such as a CD motor, on your own. Bigger magnet motors are being looked into by scientists to see if there is a way we can harness the energy to use in our everyday lives.


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