Classroom Kits

Classroom Kits Stephen Bilenky

Need materials to carry out a science activity in your classroom? The MagLab can lend them to you!

The National MagLab allows area teachers to borrow Classroom Kits for some of our most popular hands-on, inquiry-based science activities.

  • Kits include all the materials teachers will need to conduct and supervise the activities in their classrooms.
  • Video demonstrations are available for some activities (see below)
  • We provide downloadable lesson instructions in PDF format that can improve students' understanding of the concepts
  • All activities are correlated to Florida's Sunshine State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards
  • The list of standards covered by each outreach can be found on the last page of the lesson instructions.

Although there are no deadlines, please request materials in a timely fashion so we can arrange borrowing and transportation schedules. To request a kit, please fill out an application by clicking here.

Lesson Options

Build an Electromagnet

  • 4-5 6-8 9-12

    By combining items commonly found in and around your house, you can create an electromagnet. In this activity students are given the items and the basic directions for creating an electromagnet that is strong enough to pick up paper clips. They are then encouraged to modify their magnets and note the effects that each change brings to the strength of the magnet.

     pdfDownload Lesson Materials

  • Length: 7:26

    Video by Stephen Bilenky


Magnet Exploration

  • K-3

    After a short introduction detailing the composition and principles of magnets, students are encouraged to experiment with magnets of different compositions, shapes and sizes. This exploration allows them to make discoveries about magnets through hands-on activities that highlight the principles of magnetism.

    pdfDownload Lesson Materials

  • Length: 6:04

    Video by Stephen Bilenky


To request materials or for more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (850) 644-7191.

Last modified on 14 October 2021