Magnetism Hunt

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In this activity about magnetism (page 4 of the PDF), learners will experiment with magnets and different objects to find out that not all metals are attracted to magnets. Even though there are only a few supplies listed, the possibilities are really endless when it comes to what learners can try to attract to the magnet. Learners make predictions and compare their predictions to actual outcomes.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per student)

  • large nail
  • bar magnet
  • small tacks
  • metal paper clips



  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access