Electromagnetic Fishing Pole


Students make an electromagnet with wood and wires that they can use to "fish" for paper clips and other small metal objects. They learn about the properties of magnets and how an electromagnet can be made stronger or weaker.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Material Science, Electrical
Topic(s):Electricity
Grade:3-5, 6-8
Time:60 minutes or less