Make a simple electromagnet by coiling wire around a nail. It can pick up several paperclips and small nails.
Science content (2016 curriculum):
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)
Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism (7)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection):
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Physical Science: Electricity (grade 6)