Magnet Science Fair Project with Heat
Grade Levels: K-3
Question: Does temperature affect the force of a magnet?
Possible Hypotheses: Temperature does/does not affect the force of a magnet.
Materials: Magnet Paper clips Hair drier
- Record the number of paper clips the magnet can lift at room temperature.
- Place the magnet in a freezer for 15 minutes. Record the number of paper clips the magnet can lift.
- Use a hair drier to warm the magnet. Record the number of paper clips the magnet can lift.
Analysis and Conclusion: Does changing the temperature of a magnet affect its force?
Reprinted with the permission of the NEED Project. © 2008 National Energy Education Development Project - All Rights Reserved.
Warning is hereby given that not all Project Ideas are appropriate for all individuals or in all circumstances. Implementation of any Science Project Idea should be undertaken only in appropriate settings and with appropriate parental or other supervision. Reading and following the safety precautions of all materials used in a project is the sole responsibility of each individual. For further information, consult your state’s handbook of Science Safety.