Science Fun

Looney Lodestone

Did you know lodestone has very cool, rare, and looney property rarely found naturally in rocks? 

Materials:

  • Lodestone specimen
  • Paperclips 
  • Staples

 

Instructions:

  1. Explore the lodestone specimen. Does it feel different than other rocks? Does it feel heavy or light?
  2. Hold the lodestone near the paperclips and staples.
  3. Observe the Looney Lodestone attracting the items with its natural magnetism. 

 

 

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How it Works:

A lodestone is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite. Lodestones are naturally occurring magnets which can attract iron.

 

Make This A Science Project:

Test other metallic items to see if they attract to the lodestone. Test the magnetism of different sized pieces of lodestone. 

 

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