Can you think of any other properties of magnets that might be useful?
What property of magnets makes them useful for making trains hover?
How could we use this property of magnets (pushing and pulling at a distance) to create something useful? Do you have any ideas?
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Magnetism by Mari Schuh: What is a magnet really? What does it do? This book will answer these questions and many more. (Ages 7-9)
Discovering Science: Playing with Magnets by Gary Gibson: Do fun and exciting activities while learning all about the different properties of magnets. (Ages 7-9)
Watch this video of a chain reaction. How do the parts work together? Can you spot the magnets? How can you tell where they are?
Here's a tip: There are steel marbles and glass marbles. Look for places where the steel marbles do something unexpected because they're interacting with a magnet.