Magnetic Spinner

Kids Discovery - Magnets

In this exhibit you’ll make and watch patterns with spinning magnets—and create your own magnetic fields! Look down through the magnifier to see the iron pieces inside the glass-covered holder. Then pick up the “magnet wheel.” This tool has six magnets on it and can spin! So…spin the wheel, hold it underneath the iron pieces, and watch the pieces seem to “march” around and turn over!

Holding the magnet wheel underneath, see what happens when you move it closer to or further away from the pieces. Are there any differences in the way the iron pieces move now? What patterns or shapes do they form? Move the magnet from left to right and closer to and farther away from you. Do you see any differences when you move the spinner slower or faster? What happens if you don’t spin the wheel at all but just hold it still under the pieces?

Experiment with the magnet wheel; for example, spin it at different speeds and hold it at different angles. Keep watching through the magnifier to get a really close-up view of all the ways the pieces change directions and patterns.


Discover Magnets

Opposites attract : magnetism / Steve Parker.

Describes what magnetism and magnetic fields are, how they work, and various ways that magnetism is used.

Magnetism : a question and answer book / by Adele Richardson.

"Introduces magnetism and the creation, forces, and applications of magnets"--Provided by publisher.

Websites

Interesting facts
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/magnet.html

Learn about the Earth’s magnetic field and the difference between true north and magnetic north, with links to related topics.

Homemade compass
http://science.howstuffworks.com/compass1.htm

Make a compass with these easy instructions and find links to show you how to use a compass.

What is a magnet?
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/elec_magnets.html

All about how a magnet works and types of magnets with diagrams and links to related sites.

Apr
21
3:30PM

Homework Zone

Homework help is available for children ages 5-12.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
21
4:30PM

Waterwheels at Work

Young engineers ages 6-12 will design and build a waterwheel. Seating is limited; tickets will be available at the programming room door.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Apr
22
2:00PM

Live Eels!

Kids ages 6-12 will meet some real native New Yorkers: eels, live from the Hudson River. Seating is limited; tickets will be available at the programming room door.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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Apr
24
12:00PM

Fragrance of Spring

In this five-session movement and craft series, toddlers ages 18-36 months
will dance with scarves, ribbons, fabric and soft pom poms and will create their own 3D mobiles, spring pop-up cards and fancy butterflies. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
24
4:00PM

Easy Reader Club

Beginner readers ages 5-7 will have fun while improving their literacy skills.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
11:30AM

Mother Goose

Infants ages 6-17 months and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy songs, rhymes and stories with a librarian.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
25
4:00PM

Fun Friday

Children ages 6-12 can drop in to play board games or cards, do puzzles or a craft, or enjoy another fun activity.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
10:30AM

Toddler Time

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers meet for weekly story time with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun! Preregistration is required.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date April 21, 2014
Central LibraryMon, May 5, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM
Central LibraryMon, May 12, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM
Central LibraryMon, May 19, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM

Apr
30
10:30AM

Timeless Tales

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly storytimes with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, fingerplays, learning activities and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Central LibraryWed, May 7, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM
Central LibraryWed, May 14, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM
Central LibraryWed, May 21, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM
Central LibraryWed, May 28, 201410:30AM - 11:15AM

Apr
30
4:30PM

The Incredible Life of Frida Kahlo (in English and Spanish)

Follow the journey of Frida Kahlo in this interactive, bilingual musical. As a lonely girl growing up in Mexico, she had only imaginary friends to keep her company. After discovering her "inner artist," she went on to become one of the most celebrated women of the 20th century.
This program is made possible by funds from Con Edison.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

May
1
3:30PM

Homework Zone

Homework help is available for children ages 5-12.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
2
4:00PM

Fun Friday

Children ages 6-12 can drop in to play board games or cards, do puzzles or a craft, or enjoy another fun activity.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
9
4:00PM

Mother's Day Craft

Children ages 5-12 will create a special craft to take home to Mom!


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

May
14
4:00PM

Tales from Turkey and Turkish Marbled Paper Bookmarks

Hear folktales from Turkey and make a bookmark inspired by ancient Turkish art. This program is part of the "Bridging Cultures: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World" series.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

May
24
2:00PM

Catapult Lab for Teens

Young people in grades 7-12 build mini-catapults out of common office supplies and then have fun using them to hit targets! Space is limited!


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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