Magnets on the Move

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In this activity, learners investigate the behavior of magnets. Learners create a "wonder wand" with a magnet so they can move a skater around. Use this fun art and science activity to introduce learners to magnets.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity


Materials List (per group of students)

  • White paper
  • Tape
  • Construction paper
  • Ruler
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Paper clips
  • Markers or crayons
  • Magnet (use a traditional magnet, not a flat sheet-type magnet)


  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Motion and Forces
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Elements and Periodic Table

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access