Amazing Magnets - DuPage Children's Museum

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Amazing Magnets

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):

  • Use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems
  • Concepts and information about the physical sciences
  • Connections and understanding in science and engineering


Addresses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS):

  • Forces and Interactions
  • Grades PreK – 5
Lab Time
  • PreK:
  • 1 Hour
  • Kindergarten:
  • 45 Minutes - 1.5 Hours
  • Grades 1 – 5:
  • 1.5 Hours
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • 1 class | day: $235

    2 classes* | day: $445

    3 classes* | day: $640

*Must be same Learning Lab


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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