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Magnet Mania with virtual tour and individual student kits | 2-4 Grade  

will learn the parts of an atom, be exposed to the concept of electron
movement, create forces of attraction and repulsion with static
electricity and magnets, create an electromagnet, experiment with
different variables for magnetic strength, and make their own compass.

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About This Program


By Request: $300.00

This program is billed at $10.00 per student which covers the program, individual kit, and shipping fees. $300.00 fee is based on a classroom of 30 students.


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

We require 4 weeks' advance notice when booking a program date

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Will be responsible for full program fees if cancelled within one week of program date

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Our mission is to inspire curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education.

Erin Jaeger
417-862-9910 ext.726

Program Details


Prerecorded Activities:

Two static Electricity Demo with balloons and Van de Graff

Ferrofluid Demo

Floating Magnets

Live Activities:

DIY Compass


Magnet Magic


How does static electricity move objects?

What happens as magnets move farther apart, closer together?

What will happen when the nano iron particles within the ferrofluid come into contact with this magnet magnetic field?


Content Goals:

At the conclusion of this program, students should be able to:

Recognize that all magnets produce a magnetic field that attracts or repels objects

Understand that magnets and static electricity both work over a distance,

Differentiate between the force applied within the magnetic field and the build of electrical charges with static electricity

Performance Goals:

During this program students will:

Recognize and identify common natural and man made magnets

Communicate the differences between electromagnets and permanent magnets

Create electromagnet and compass

Build a device to design and test their own magnetic experiment

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NGSS Standards

3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

3-PS2-4: Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.

MS-PS2-3: Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.

MS-PS2-5: Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.