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Levitating magnets

Summary: 
Stack ring magnets on a stick, so that they repell each other and "float".
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)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Physical Science: Forces and Simple Machines (grade 5)
Materials: 
  • several ring magnets
  • a skewer that the ring magnets can fit over
Grades tested: 
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
ingridscience afterschool
Activity originally developed and delivered: 

ingridscience afterschool