Just the other day, the kids won a couple of magnets from playing those 20cents ball games that you see in some stationery stores. So we started a conversation on magnets and I asked my soon-to-be six-year-old "What kind of materials do magnets attract?" It was then I realised she didn't really have the answer to that.
Well, she would shake her head when I said things like rubber, wood and glass, which was a relief because at least she knew that magnets only attracted certain types of materials. So, in order to demonstrate to her on how metals such as iron can be magnetised and attracted to magnets, we decided to conduct a simple and fun MAGNET PAINTING session for this week's Creativity 521.
Did you know? Most metals are not attracted to magnets, these include copper, silver, gold, magnesium, platinum, aluminium and more. They may however magnetize a small amount while placed in a magnetic field.
1) Thin plastic trays
2) White paper
3) Paint in assorted colours
4) Sticky tape
6) Small metal objects such as paper clips, staples, coins and safety pins
Now, would you like to have a try at magnet painting with your little one too?
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