Pirates of the Lodestone

Okay, Matey! We need the keys to the treasure chest. Use your understanding of magnetic fields and materials to collect all the keys and open the chest in this fun experiment with magnets. Read More

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Magnets attract metals like iron, nickel, and cobalt because of an invisible magnetic field. Magnetic objects can't resist the pull of a magnet.  A magnet's invisible magnetic field can travel through anything that is not magnetic.  When magnetic objects are near a magnet, the invisible magnetic field can't travel through. Those invisible magnetic fields aren't very large. If a magnet is moved too far away the invisible force can't reach and won't be able to attract the metal.

Okay, Matey! We need the keys to the treasure chest. Use your understanding of magnetic fields and materials to collect all the keys and open the chest in this fun experiment with magnets.