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Homeschool Science Curriculum
The Magnetism Adventure

Extra Parts Recommendations for 3 children

The Magnetism Adventure is intended for two children working together, sharing the equipment. With the understanding that it's not necessary for each child to have all their own equipment, here are our minimum recommendations for adding a third child, so all three will have a good experience without waiting around. These recommendations assume that the children can share a little, but won't want to wait too long.

For 3 children working at the same time, add:
2 pairs of latch magnets
1 pair of bar magnets
1 compass
1 pair of dowels
1 homemade compass set
1 iron filing case
1 set of nuts
2 C batteries
1 magnetism bag
1 magnet wire pair

This is a lot of parts compared to the other kits, but the parts are small and hard to share between three children, so you will be glad to have extras. Another option is to get 2 magnetism kits: follow this link to get a 10% discount on a pair of magnetism kits.

Below is an extra parts form filled in with these recommendations. Feel Free to check, uncheck or change quantity on anything on the list.

Extra Parts Form:

Homeschool Science Curriculum


These are Extra Parts for the kit The Magnetism Adventure or Astronomy, Birds & Magnetism. Those kits already contain enough for 2 children working together.

Please Check the boxes for what you want, and enter the quantities. After you have made all your selections, hit "Put these in my cart!" at the bottom of the page.

20% off: change ANY quantity to 3 or more and you will get 20% off that item.

 Item Check  Quantity  Price  Notes
Student Lessons and Parent Guide  N/A  N/A


This item comes in The Magnetism Adventure or Astronomy, Birds & Magnetism. Includes permission to copy for a family or small group.
Student Lessons - just the copies.  set


Want copies for more children but you hate making photocopies? We can copy them for you. Available ONLY to customers who have (or are buying) The Magnetism Adventure or Astronomy, Birds & Magnetism. [consumable item]
GENERAL EQUIPMENT - Each of these is used in several lessons.
Latch Magnets
- a pair
   pair $1 /pr  Powerful, but brittle. I suggest you have at least 2 per child plus a couple extras. Get 3 or more pairs for 80¢/pair; 10 or more pairs for 60¢/pair.
Bar Magnets
- a pair
   pair $1.25 /pr For 1 group of 1 or 2 children.
Compass     $1.50 For 1 group of 1 or 2 children.
Wooden Ruler     40¢ You may use any rulers, but make sure they don't have a metal strip down the side. Need 1 ruler per group.
6 compartment
Plastic Case


Handy for organizing the small pieces.
LESSON 2 - Magnetic Levitation
Invisible Thread     60¢ 6 ft, very thin. Enough for up to 3 children.
Giant washer would also be handy. See lesson 9
2 Wooden Dowels    pair 50¢ /pr 3/8" dia; 6 inch long. Kit comes with 1 dowel. Handy to have 1 dowel for each child.
LESSON 3 - What is Magnetic?
Brass/Steel screws, plus Aluminum washer    


Identical brass and steel screws in a matched pair, plus 1 aluminum washer. Use 1 set for every group of 2 or 3 children.
LESSON 5 - Making a Compass
Homemade compass kit.    set $1 CONTENTS: cork square, sewing needle, 2 serving cups. Use 1 set for every 1 or 2 children.
LESSON 8 - Invisible Force Fields
Iron Filing Case    


Iron filings, sealed in a clear plastic case. For 1 or 2 children.
LESSON 9 - Magnetic Sculpture
Giant Washer & Keeper Disk    


2" dia. Forms the base of the magnetic sculpture. The washer can also be used in Lesson 2. For 1 or 2 children. One of these already comes in the Magnetism Bag, below.
Steel Nuts - about 32    pkg

$1 /pkg

Enough for 1 sculptures. Also used in Lesson 13. (reusable)
ELECTROMAGNETISM STUFF - for lessons 10, 11, 12, and 13
C Battery    


Any NON-RECHARGEABLE C batteries will do. You'll need at least 1 for each child, plus a few extras in case the children run them down too quickly. [consumable item]
2 Rubber Bands    pr

 15¢ /pr

#31 rubber bands. Need 1 per motor. Use any rubber band that's about 2.5 inches long.
Magnetism Bag    


This bag contains the odds and ends in just the right quantities for one group of 2 children. Contents: magnet wire pair [consumable], sandpaper piece [consumable], nail, 6 jumbo paper clips, 3x5 card, giant washer & keeper disk.
Magnetism Bag Pieces
Odds and ends. For just a few children you will want the Magnetism Bag, listed above. If you want only certain pieces, but in larger quantities, I have provided the following:
Magnet Wire Pair


$1.25 /pr

2 six ft. magnet wires bundled together. Enough for 2 children, but I'd get some extras. [consumable item]
6 small sandpaper pieces    pkg

 $1 /pkg

2"x3.5" pieces, or use any medium or fine grit sandpaper. Enough for 6 children.
6 Nails    pkg

 50¢ /pkg

3 inches long. Enough for 6 children.
Jumbo Paper Clips - 1 dozen    dz

 50¢ /dz

Enough for 6 kids. Need more? get a box (below)
A box of 100 Jumbo Paper Clips    00

 $1 /box

For people who really like big paper clips.



Electromagnetism lessons also use nuts and compass (available above), and a 3x5 card.

Please allow a couple extra days for these extra parts orders.

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