Why are magnets fun?

Answer Magnets are versatile and enable many cool activities. Magnets are involved in art, science, toys and orienteering. Magnets are also somewhat mysterious and continue to incite our curiosity.Magnets... Read More »

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Science Projects for Permanent Magnets Vs. Temporary Magnets?

Hands-on learning is an excellent way to teach scientific concepts. Projects that demonstrate the difference between permanent magnets and temporary magnets are easy and inexpensive to create. Temp... Read More »

Are magnets metal?

Magnets are made of metal. Permanent magnets all contain different combinations of nickel, iron and/or cobalt alloyed with aluminum or other metals. These alloys react together when exposed to a ma... Read More »

Can magnets be washed?

You can wash a magnet without affecting its magnetic properties. Magnetism results from the alignment of many magnetic domains inside the magnetic material, and this “bulk” property of the magn... Read More »

How Are Magnets Demagnetized?

Magnets are demagnetized by disrupting a magnet's domains. A magnet's domain consists of groups of spinning electrons inside a magnet that creates tiny magnetic fields. When domains are arranged in... Read More »