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Magnet Maze


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When the famous scientist Albert Einstein was five years old, he loved to play with a magnetic compass. He asked lots of questions: How does it work? What makes it move? In this activity, you can explore the same magnetic force that fascinated Albert Einstein.

1. Make a prediction

Do you think your magnet can hold more than 1 paper clip in an unlinked chain? Yes____ No____

Can the magnet hold more than 5 paper clips? Yes____ No____


2. Try it

My magnet held ______ paper clips.


3. Explore the maze

Use your magnet to move the paper clip through the maze.

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