magnetism

magnetism

Educator How To: Make Your Own Ancient Chinese Compass!
February 21, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  The compass, historically one of the most important aids to navigation, helped to drive the great sea voyages of Europe’s Age of Discovery. The compass, a Chinese invention, was introduced to Europeans by way of Arab traders in the 13th century. Two thousand years ago the Chinese had already developed a primitive working compass.  […]

Educator How-To: The magic of magnetic fields
August 26, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

What better way to understand how magnetic fields work than to see them for yourselves? Materials: •    Magnetic field line cards (green) – one per child •    Magnetic nail polish •    Clear nail polish •    Assorted magnets of various shapes and sizes •    Large clear glass playing pieces •    Button magnets (at least ½ inch) […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.3.08)
September 3, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: elusive. So here’s what went down after you logged off. Coming soon: Chardonnay-dioactive. Nuclear scientists put on their sleuth hats to help stop a crime that’s keeping us all up at night: wine fraud. Attention, Alabama and Georgia – time to start securing your knives, forks and any other sharp metal objects that […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (8.26.08)
August 26, 2008 · 3 Comments

photo credit: law_keven So here’s what went down after you logged off. According to new analysis of satellite imagery, cows tend to face “moo North” – indicating that they somehow sense Earth’s magnetism. The goblin shark is so strange-looking – and you can check it out in this video from Japan. Victory for the caveman! According to new […]



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