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August 24, 2021

Storytime Science for Kids: The Magnet Episode

Join us for Storytime Science—an online storybook read-aloud followed by a simple activity geared toward young children. This August, the Exploratorium's own Vivian Altmann reads Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That by Marcus Ewert and Kayla Stark.

Mr. Pack Rat has a magic magnet that attracts all the stuff he wants. But will all that stuff make him happy?

Then try to find order in the pattern of a magnet's attraction with the activity Mini Strange Attractor.

You'll need:

Cardboard, about 7"x 7"6–7 magnets (strong ones are best, but they can be small)Hot glue dispenserHot glue stickPaperMarkersScissorsString

Fnally, stick around for Viv's Poetry Corner and her own poem, "What if People Were More Like Magnets?"