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Levitating magnets

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)
  • several ring magnets
  • a skewer that the ring magnets can fit over
Grades taught: 
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teaching site: 
ingridscience afterschool