Solids liquids and gases for kids – What are gases?-

Have you ever wondered what everything in the world is made from? The answer is matter.Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass.There are millions of different things in…

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What are Tires Made out of?

What are Tires Made out of?Think of all the different things that can be made from rubber.There are gloves, rubber bands, boots and shoes, fan belts for cars, inflatable boats,…

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How is Aluminum Made?

Like many metals, aluminum is a very useful element.It is found in rock as bauxite, which is an aluminum ore containing oxygen.The oxygen has to be removed before the aluminum…

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Electroplating – What is Electroplating?

What is Electroplating? If you pass electricity through a solution, you can cause a chemical reaction.  New substances are produced where the electric current enters and leaves the solution—at the…

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What is a Solenoid?

Part of an electromagnet is called a solenoid.  A solenoid is a coil of wire that has an electric current flowing through it. When an electric current flows through a…

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When was the Compass Invented?

The first explorers had very little to help them find their way around the world. Travelers used simple maps and learned how to find their way, or navigate, using the…

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Earth Magnetic Field – What is Earth Magnetic Field?

We live on a huge magnet! Around the earth is a giant magnetic field, just like the magnetic field around a bar magnet.Do you know what makes the earth magnetic? Very deep…

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What is magnetism – magnetism for kids

We use magnetism in so many ways that modern life would be impossible without it. We need magnetism to produce large amounts of electricity in power stations. There are magnets…

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