What Makes a Magnet? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science. Stage 2)

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Magnets pick things up.

Things that contain iron, that is. A magnet won't pick up a leaf or a penny, but it will pick up a paper clip or a pin. Follow the step-by-step instructions about how to make a magnet, and then find out for yourself how magnets pick things up.

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Franklyn M. Branley is the originator of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series and the award-winning author of over 140 popular books for readers of all ages. He is Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium. Dr. Branley lives in Brunswick, Maine.

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Ages 5^-8. Branley practically wrote the book on bringing science down to kid level. This entry in his Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-Science series smoothly describes how magnets work and includes a couple of nearly foolproof experiments for making a magnet and a compass. Kelly's illustrations are always a delight--as they are here--employing bright, splashy watercolors that make scientific exploration look like the fun it ought to be. Denia Hester

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