Links to other sites on magnets
Who else has cool stuff on magnets?
Resources for Teachers
http://sciencecastle.com/sc/index.php/documents/magnetism_science_experiments_book interesting site with several hands-on demonstrations, in a story-telling teaching style
Home Schooling Resources at http://www.home-schooling-resources.net/
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http://www.amasci.com/maglev/maglev.html Huge site on magnets, interesting ideas for experiments, anything you can think of and some more besides - excellent! See also http://amasci.com/amateur/beads.html - lots of links!
Other Physics Demos
Physics Demonstrations, A Sourcebook for Teachers of Physics by Julien C. Sprott
http://www.amazing1.com/voltage.htm for some high voltage kits and experiments, using magnetic fields
Virtual Physics Labs
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/java/ great site for playing with magnets using the computer as a lab
http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~teb/java/ntnujava/index.html has other physics stuff with java
Electricity and Magnetism
http://www.iqsdirectory.com/magnets/ for magnet assembly manufacturers
The Science of Magnets, How to Design Magnets, Glossary of Magnetic
Terms (great sites to learn about Magnets!)
The Science of Magnets
Discovering Electricity and Magnetism
Pioneers in Electromagnetism
Science Museums Worth Visiting
Science museums and children's museums are great places to go and see things and touch things and make things work.
Whenever I visit a city, I check out their museums.
Here are some I would recommend.
Fantastic place, go if you are in the area.
They have a large area dedicated to magnetism.
I spent a whole Saturday there in the fall and was hoping I could be locked in overnight!
They must have the world's largest Wimshurst machine.
I haven't gone through this yet - I've only seen it from the outside. A lot of good resources available from them.
This has a lot of basic electromagnetic experiments that you can play with.
(Museum of Science and Industry - Chicago)
A huge place, lots and lots of good stuff to see.
They had a nice display on magnets, electromagnets and motors, but since they moved, they haven't reappeared.
They have a great Tesla show, and a lot of other disciplines.
Museum of Transport (Luzern, Switzerland)
Trains, planes, automobiles, ships, submarines, balloons, busses, helicopters, trams - they have them all, old and new, inside and out!
See how motors are used on trains and ships!