Try This at Home

Hey, kids! Do try these cool science activities at home! They’re easy, fun and most can be done with stuff you have around the house.

Activity Books

Color, connect the dots and word-search to learn about magnets in this cool activity book available both in English and in Spanish.

Drawing Magnetic Field Lines

Magnetic fields are invisibile, but with this activity you can – abracadabra – make the field lines appear!

Make a Compass Activity

Compasses are actually very simple. If you ever forget which way is north, follow these steps to make one yourself.

Making Electromagnets

What do you get when you mix a battery, a bit of copper wire and a nail? One of the most important forces in science. Try it yourself and let the force be with you!

Making Ferrofluids

This iron-packed substance has a dual personality; one second it's a liquid, the next it's a solid. Mix up a batch at home and see how this unique stuff works.

See Iron in Food

Iron is found in magnet, steel beams – and in our food! It tastes better in cashews than in bar magnets!

Visualizing Field Lines

Your compass will point the way as you seek to reveal the invisible field lines around a bar magnet in this easy activity.