Science Discovery Kit: Electromagnet
Explore the wonders of magnets! Learn about electromagnetism as you build chimes, buzzers, a motor and your own private telegraph system. This kit includes 6 projects to build: Construct an Electromagnet, Versatile Electromagnet, Compare Magnetic Fields, Construct a Telegraph, Construct a Buzzer, Construct an Electromagnetic Relay. It also contains six experiments: Earth as a Magnet, Attraction and Repulsion, What Magnets Attract, Temporary Magnetism, Magnetic Strength and How Electricity Flows. Some parental help or guidance may be required.
Age: 10 +
What You Get
The kit contains: Neodymium & ceramic magnets, Light Emitting Diode (LED), iron filings, switch plates, compass, battery holders, pre-drilled wood blocks, wire, nails and screws, sand paper, straws, and an activity guide.
Dimensions: The kit is fully contained in a box 26.5cm by 20.5cm by 6.5cm.
How It Works
An electromagnet is a magnet in which the magnetic force is produced by an electric current. If a copper wire is wrapped tightly around a iron core (such as a long steel nail), the core will become magnetic when a current is passed through the wire. The core is only a magnet while the current is moving through the wire; it is called a temporary magnet.
Did You Know?
Electromagnets are found in electric motors, speakers, headphones and in the equipment used to separate scrap metal in recycling plants. They are very useful because the magnetic force can be turned on and off by either completing or breaking a circuit.
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts not suitable for children under 3 years. Should a child or any person ingest magnets, seek medical help immediately.
NO LOOSE METAL OBJECTS - Do not store or handle magnets in proximity to iron, steel or other ferrous materials or items. Serious injury or property damage may result.
NO METALLIC IMPLANTS
NO NEUROSTIMULATORS - Persons with pacemakers, metallic implants or neurostimulators must not handle magnets. Serious injury may result.
RISK OF DATA LOSS - Permanent magnetic fields may corrupt, degauss or destroy data stored in a magnetic state. This includes floppy disks, hard drives and credit cards.
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