Hunt for hidden treasures. Feel the force of magnetism. Discover how magnets do work, and use magnets to have fun. During this Learning Lab, preschool students will create a “magnetic” work of art, and students in grades K-4 will magnetize a needle and create a magnetic toy to take home. Students will make discoveries about the magnetic field surrounding all magnets, engage in open-ended activities to learn about attract and repel, discover the properties of objects that are attracted to magnets, and even use magnets to overcome gravity. This process learning is a powerful way to help students integrate concrete objects from the toy box to the toolbox with the abstract concept of magnetism.
Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS):
Addresses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):
Requires a 6:1 child/adult ratio. Prices listed do not include transportation of students to/from the Museum.