Attracting Attention

Attracting Attention photo

First-graders at Tackan Elementary School learned about the forces of attraction thanks to a magnet program and hands-on workshop offered by the Long Island Center for Arts and Sciences on Jan. 19.

Students learned about why objects have magnetic attraction and their different strengths. They theorized about whether or not certain objects would be attracted to the magnet and why. 

After the demonstration, the first-graders conducted their own experiments. Each student was given a bag full of objects and then had to guess which objects would be attracted to their magnet. They tested their theories by carefully choosing which objects would stick to their magnets.