[Surfnetkids: 17 Jun 2009] Magnetism

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#1. June 17, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

With Father’s Day just a few days away, here are seven resources you might find handy:

1) From Surfnetkids.com, my recommendations for printable and electronic Father’s Day Cards

2) From FreeKidsColoring.com: Father’s Day Coloring Pages

3) From MakePlayDough.com: twelve pages of Father’s Day Crafts and Gifts

4) From Surfnetkids.com: more Father’s Day website recommendations

5) From Surfnetkids.com: Books about Father’s Day (Amazon has really speedy shipping, so it’s not too late!)

6) Two games from Surfnetkids.com: Fathers Around the World Word Search and a Father’s Day Jigsaw.

7) And last but not least, from readers like you at SharingLinks.com: a search for bookmarks about fathers. This one includes all kinds of fathers, including Founding Fathers, Fathers of Computing, and so on.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Holiday Coloring Book

Holiday Coloring Book includes twenty holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day,
St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Father’s Day, Halloween,
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

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#3. Magnetism

by Barbara J. Feldman

Magnetism Printable (** for premium members only)

Magnetism is a force that attracts and repels things. It is the result of the movement of charged particles. Although the theoretical concept may sound difficult, it is easy to demonstrate to even young children with very simple experiments. Nickel and iron are two metals easily effected by magnetic forces (they are attracted to magnets) while copper and aluminum are not (and can not be magnetized.)

Cool Magnet Man
Electrical engineer Rick Hoadley (a.k.a. Cool Magnet Man) shares his magnetic enthusiasm with this virtual textbook and dozens of experiments that you can either buy or build. “Some of the experiments are very basic – things you’ve done since second grade. Others are unique; perhaps you hadn’t thought of doing some of these before, or had difficulty in trying to set them up.” Chapters that include experiments are marked with a yellow “Expt” button.

Exploratorium: Magnetism Snacks
Exploratorium Snacks are not the kind you eat after school, but rather experiments you can do at home or in a classroom. This collection includes a dozen Magnetism Snacks arranged in alphabetic order from Circles of Magnetism (use a 6-volt lantern battery to create a magnetic field stronger than the earth’s) to Stripped Down Motor (an electromagnetic coil of wire spins when it interacts with a permanent magnet.) More science snacks, such as chemistry, color, and sound experiments, can be found on the Snacks by Subject page.

Hyper Physics: Magnetic Fields
“Magnetic fields are produced by electric currents, which can be macroscopic currents in wires, or microscopic currents associated with electrons in atomic orbits.” This illustrated chapter from the Hyper Physics textbook (hosted by physics department at Georgia State University) explains magnetic fields for high-school and college students. Unlike a linear printed textbook, however, there are lots of links to help you explore related concepts.

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#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Magnetism Printable
Magnetism Wikipedia Printable
Science Experiments Printable

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