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Walking Mountains and special guests host an afternoon of magnetism

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Participants can play with magnetic slime at Walking Mountains Science Center's “Magnets: How Will You Attract?” event on Saturday, June 25.
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What: “Magnets: How Will You attract?”

When: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, 318 Waking Mountains Lane, Avon.

Cost: $10 per child

More information: Space is limited and registration is required; visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/fun and click on “Magnets: How Will You Attract?” to register.

AVON — Although the physics of magnets are widely understood and magnets themselves have been part of our lives for centuries, they are still sure to surprise and delight.

First noticed by the ancient Greeks and Chinese, the magnetic field is a naturally occurring force harnessed by humans for both practical and entertainment value. Whether used to power tiny disk drivers, lifting junk cars or performing laboratory experiments, the magnetic field is the result of naturally radiating electrically charged particles that make up atoms.

Scientists have understood how magnets behave in almost every circumstance for years, but some mysteries remain. Why do magnets always have a North and South Pole? What role does magnetism play in certain animal’s lives? Why do particles emit magnetic fields in the first place?



Join Walking Mountains Science Center with special guests from the John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado for an afternoon of magnets and magnetism on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn how magnets work and concoct several different experiments to demonstrate just how cool magnetism is. Construct a magnet-powered anti-gravity chamber, create a painting using magnets, complete a magnet maze and play with magnetic slime. Attract yourself to science with an afternoon filled with atomic fun.



Visit http://www.walkingmountains.org/fun and click on “Magnets: How Will You Attract?” to learn more and to register.


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