A simple question about magnets is just the start of some great science activities and fun, science-based pranks.
It’s not a stretch to say that, despite having roots in antiquity, magnets are an important part of every aspect of modern life. They come in all shapes, strengths, and sizes and are usually at work well-hidden behind the scenes. The interesting thing is that magnets themselves aren’t as important as the interactions they have with metals. It’s what magnets can do that makes them so much a part of human activity. Of course, having a little fun with them reveals a lighter side to these omnipresent chunks of metal.
NOTE: Checkout the cautions for using super magnets in the Safety Information section below.