Did you like how we used that magnet to catch our giant fish? I’m sure you’ll agree that the folks on the Tiny Planet of Technology have ingenious tools. The really great thing about technology can be made just about anywhere — including your home.
Yes, it’s true. You can even create a magnet in your kitchen! Science Jim dropped by and shared with us an easy way to create a magnet with a few household items. But before you get started there are a few things you should know.
One of those things is what causes magnetism? Electrons! Electrons are always spinning. The reason some things are magnetic and other things aren’t is due to the balance of the spinning electrons. Electrons are said to spin left or right. Continue reading
Today is your lucky day! You can head over to the Planet of Technology and go fishing with me and Bing!
As you know, I’m kind of a legend when it comes to fishing. What can I say, but that fish just seem to like me.
Bing may not catch as many fish as I do in one sitting, but he sure lands the big ones! When you see our video of the trip, you’ll see what I mean. Continue reading
Preschoolers love to play with water. Magnets are another source of fun, so let’s combine the two and learn a thing or two about magnetic attraction and repulsion.
When doing experiments with children’s its really important not to spoil the surprise. So while might want to ask questions like: Continue reading
Do you like to eat cereal? I do. And sometimes while I’m eating I discover interesting things. For example, one morning as I noticed my cereal doing weird things. My Cheerios were forming little communities in my bowl. Last time I checked oats weren’t magnetic — or are they?
Okay, oats aren’t made of iron, nickel or cobalt, but something strange was happening in my cereal bowl. Why don’t you try it and we can figure this out together. Continue reading
Did you know that when you play with magnets, you’re actually playing with one of the powerful forces of nature? Yep, magnetic force to be precise.
You know, we take magnets for granted. We put magnets on refrigerators and completely miss just how awesome it is that they actually stick.
I mean, magnets will stick to your refrigerator, but what happens if you put them against your wall? Plop, that’s what! But why does that happen? Shouldn’t sticky always be sticky? Continue reading