- Fisher Bing
- Age 4
- Age 5
- Age 6
- Age 7
Let's Learn What Magnets Pull!
Bing and Bong arrive dressed to go fishing. However, the metal cover over the fishing hole is too heavy to move….until Bing and Bong try a pulley.
With magnets on the ends of their lines to attract the Metal Fish, they get right to business. But while Bong is having all the luck, Bing can’t seem to catch anything.
Then Bong snags a fish so large that Bong cannot reel it in! Both Bing and Bong try to pull it out of the water, but it is no use – until Bing remembers the nearby pulley!
Bing sets up the pulley so that all of them together can finally bring in that fish. Success! After a proud photo opportunity, the fish returns to the fishing hole and Bing and Bong head home.
Bing and Bong put magnets to good use. Now it’s your turn to spend time with magnets.
You Will Learn...
- That magnets can pull things towards them.
- That magnets pull some things but not others.
In this episode, Bing and Bong use magnets to catch the strange fish on the Tiny Planet of Technology. Magnets are fascinating for children and open a world of questions and discoveries.
In this activity, your child will be encouraged to notice that magnets appear to be “choosey”. They choose to stick to some things and not to others.
After trying several different materials with your magnet, your child may come to the conclusion that magnets stick to metals and nothing else.
However, you may also discover that magnets do not stick to all metals. They only stick to certain types of metals. The most common of those is iron.
Iron is in steel so you’ll find your magnet sticking to steel paperclips, cans, refrigerators, nails, etc. (Curiously, stainless steel is not magnetic.)
- Critical Thinking
Author: Ann H. McCormick,PhD