Investigate Magnetic Attraction
From a very early age, most kids see magnets in action, especially on refrigerators or whiteboards at home and school. Being literal thinkers, they frequently conclude that magnets “stick” to paper because magnets hold papers onto the fridge. Here's a way for your kindergartener to expand that knowledge and find out more about what magnets really do and don't do. This simple science experiment also helps children to practice following directions, make predictions about events, and draw conclusions. Not to worry about that fridge, of course—the magnets will still hold those papers up for years to come. But now, your young scientist will have a better understanding than ever of why that is so.