Explore magnetic forces through a variety of hands-on activities with the Super Science Magnet Kit.

*Two kits available

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Age Range

8+  |  2nd Grade+

*Adult supervision required.



  • Electricity & Magnetism Kit
  • Super Science Magnet Kit
  • Magnetic Levitation Kit
  • Magic Penny Magnet Kit
  • Super Science Magnet Kit
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Super Science Magnet Kit

Super Science Magnets Kit contents

  • Large steel horseshoe magnet (6 in)
  • Ceramic horseshoe magnet
  • Ceramic bar magnet
  • Ceramic disc magnet
  • North/South bar magnet
  • Iron fillings (2 oz)
  • Polished steel shapes (2 oz)
  • Compass
  • Paper clips (12)
  • Cork
  • Activity booklet


Electricity & Magnetism Kit

Electricity and Magnetism Kit contents

This kit provides everything necessary for hands-on learning about electricity and magnetism and includes everything needed for demonstrations and projects in static electricity, current electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism. Follow the instructions in the Safe and Simple Electricity Experiments book by Rudolf Gray to complete more than 100 science projects including building a foil electroscope, making a static electricity pendulum, creating magnets, and building an eddy current motor.

  • 2 Bar magnets (3")
  • Horseshoe magnet
  • Magnetic compass
  • Iron metal filings
  • Insulated copper wire
  • Alkaline battery (6 volt)
  • Bulb with screw base (6.3-volt)
  • Bulb holder
  • Erlenmeyer flask (250 ml)
  • Large test tubes
  • Rubber stopper
  • 2 Small corks
  • 1 Large cork
  • Clay (1/4 lb.)
  • Hardwood block 3 x 4
  • Fur friction pad (about 4" x 5")
  • Wool friction pad (6" x 6")
  • Glass friction rod (1/4" x 10")
  • Balloons
  • 30 Assorted nails
  • 100 Small paper clips
  • 100 Thumbtacks
  • Safe & Simple Electrical Experiments book by Rudolf Gray


Magnetic Levitation Kit

Magnetic Levitation Kit contents

This kit is designed for kids to investigate magnets and magnetism through five engaging experiments and five in-depth special projects. The exciting final project is to build and operate a magnetically levitated train car! Learn about equilibrium, gravity, and magnetic fields and even operate a magnetically levitated train car! Activities include floating magnets, balancing gravity and magnetism, and building magnetic pendulums. A limited number of common household items are required for some activities.

  • Ring magnets
  • Latch magnets
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Magnetic discs
  • Magnetic strips
  • Iron filings
  • Steel Wool
  • Compass
  • Plastic guide rails
  • Wood blocks
  • Sandpaper
  • Thread
  • Project book


Magic Penny Magnet Kit

Magic Penny Kit contents

Perform 32 amazing magnetic experiments with the two powerful bar magnets and 24 British pennies in this kit. Create arches, "airplane wings," bridges, balancing shapes, and even a levitating pyramid of pennies! The Magic Penny Magnet Kit comes with an activity guide full of interesting facts and questions about magnetism (answers included in back).

  • 2 Extra-strong magnets encased in stainless steel
  • 24 Newly-minted British pennies
  • 1 US penny
  • 64-Page booklet with magnet facts, questions, and projects


This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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