Thames & Kosmos Electricity and Magnetism

Kids & Baby

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Details : 

  • Investigate the relationship between electricity and magnetism
  • Explore electricity with easy snap-together blocks
  • Experiment with a motor and electromagnet
  • Ages 8 and up can safely and easily experiment with electric currents and magnetic fields
  • New 2012 Item – includes 64-page full-color manual

Electricity & Magnetism

Understanding the Force of Electromagnetism

Conduct more than 60 electrifying experiments with circuits and magnetic contraptions to learn about electricity and magnetism, and how these two fundamental properties are closely related. Children eight and up can safely and easily experiment with electric current and magnetic fields using the colorful snap-together blocks and components in this hands-on kit. The components are specially designed to make learning fun and accessible. The electrical blocks fit together with simple plug-and-socket connectors. Because the blocks are brightly colored and have unique shapes, it is easy to follow the assembly diagrams to construct functional devices.

  • Ages 8 and up
  • 64-page, full-color manual
  • 60 pieces
  • 62 experiments

What’s Inside :

The kit comes with 60 pieces, enabling children to build circuits and explore magnetic fields and forces. Components include magnets, a motor, a two-way switch, wires, and connectors to build the circuits. All components are listed in the manual along with a brief description and illustration.

The Manual :

The full-color, 64-page manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow diagrams for conducting 62 experiments. Supplemental information explains why the experiments work the way they do and introduces children to important terms and processes essential to the study of electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism.

The Experiments :

The kit is organized into three main topics: electricity, magnetism, and electromagnetism. Each section includes experiments on these topics, guiding children to build circuits, investigate the magnetic force of different materials, and more. All electrical experiments are powered by two AA batteries (not included). The experiments are thus performed with the very low and safe electrical voltage of only 3 volts.