Grades Suited For:
Can be suited to any grade

Time Requirements:
45–90 minutes

Equipment Needed:
White board/chalk board
Tables/desks set up in 4 learning stations
Screen for overhead projector

Space Requirements:


magnet-attraction-repulsion-peers-programExplore what sticks to magnets, learn about cow magnets, observe magnetic field, make a compass and see how it works. See how electricity and magnetism are related, work with electromagnets and electric motors.

Facilitated by:

3M Corporation (2–3 Engineers)


Tools Used:

Provided by Facilitator

  • Different Size Magnets
  • Small Electromagnetic Device
  • Iron Filings
  • Materials to make Simple Compass