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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.

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Build the structure of carbon, neon, nitrogen and lithium to create a beautiful DIY ornament in this STEM craft activity.

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What’s going on inside that brain of yours?  Learn more about your brain, its parts and what they do, by building a brain Cerebrum hat!

Crystal Growing

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

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Kaleidoscopes usually contain mirrors and pieces of colored glass or paper to produce changing patterns visible through an eyehole when the tube is ro…

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

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When you draw a triangle inside a triangle again and again and again at smaller scales, you are making a fractal. A fractal is a pattern that repeats …

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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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When you take a strip of paper, give it half a twist, and join the ends, you have created a Möbius strip.

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

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It’s slime time! Use the recipes below to make your own ooey gooey slime and explore its shapeshifting states of matter.