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The National MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

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.

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

Crystal Growing

Watch crystals grow in this time lapse footage and learn how to grow your own crystals at home.

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

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

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Turn your trash into treasure by creating your own high-field magnet models.

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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 forc…

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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 stu…

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