June 29-July 3 Magnetic Fields

solar flare

the project

Explore the wondrous invisible world of magnetic forces, and create an exhibit that helps people to understand magnetism. Keep a video blog that documents your exploration.


-Take a trip to Ocean Beach to collect marvelous magnetic black sand.
-Play with a strange concoction called ferrofluid (a magnetic liquid) and make it move, flow, and defy gravity.
-Build a theremin (a magnetic musical instrument) to hear what magnetism sounds like.
-Listen to the mysterious sounds of VLF radio, behold footage of solar flares, and watch Magnetic Movie - to contemplate the fascinating forces that magnetic fields exert all around us.