These preschool science activities_magnets are great fun and offer many learning experiences.
Science games and fun science experiments show children how the world around them works, this is a natural curiosity that all children have and will often ask questions about.
Squares of cotton and silk
Different strength magnets
Variety of household items (metal-plastic-wood-glass)
A little shredded paper
See the margins for some great magnet kits!
When you rub something with another material, some objects produce an electrical charge.
Inflate the balloons. Let your preschooler rub the balloon on their shirt. What happens when they hold it up to their hair? (Their hair and the balloon attract each other)
Rub the balloon again and hold it to a wall. Does it hold?
Take a ruler and loosely wind the cotton cloth around it. Rub the clothe up and down vigorously. Hold it over the paper what happens? (The paper should stick to the ruler.) Repeat with silk.
On a table lay out your chosen household items and the magnets. Let your preschooler experiment with which ones attract and which repel and which have no effect at all.
Let them try to see if a different strength can lift various weights of metal form spoons to cups or nails.
Consider playing this magnet fish game
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