Dancing Minion on a Magnet

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

“A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.” Increase this excitement and let's create our own wonder beautifully by making our own magnetic dancing Minion at home. Along with learning the basics of science, fill a child’s world with another animated character to play and dance.



Introduction:


Magnets are rocks or rather metals that create a field around themselves that is invisible. This field has the capability to attract other magnets. So, basically a magnet is a piece of metal that can pull certain types of metal toward itself. The force of magnets, called magnetism, is a basic force of nature.


Requirements:

  • Unused Bottle Cap

  • Three Magnets - Round Preferable

  • Plastic Pen Refill or Wooden Stick

  • Plastic Ruler

  • Glue

  • Paper and Colors


Steps:

  1. Take the unused bottle cap and stick a magnet using glue

  2. Draw and color a minion or a hero of your choice on a paper front and backside, cut out them separately

  3. Stick the plastic refill or wooden stick in between the front and backside of your minion cutouts

  4. Now using glue attach the minion stick to the magnet in the bottle cap

  5. Now take the plastic ruler and attach magnets on both the sides - They will attract each other on their own

  6. Using the ruler, you will now be able to make your minion dance!!!


Learning Opportunity:

  • Magnetism works over a distance

  • This means that a magnet does not have to be touching an object to pull it

  • Magnets strongly attract objects that contain other magnetic metals

  • Magnets also repel meaning push away other hard magnets

  • This happens because every magnet has two opposite poles, or ends: a north pole and a south pole

  • North poles attract the south poles of other magnets, but they repel other north poles

  • Likewise, south poles attract north poles, but they repel other south poles

  • The magnetic forces between the two poles of a magnet create a magnetic field

  • This is the area affected by the magnet


Time Required: 20 minutes


Cost: < $5


Demo:



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