Geodynamo Lab

In this lab you’re going to create a miniature simulation of the Earth’s geodynamo process on your table top!

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$18.99

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 2 in

The Earth’s magnetic field not only helps us find our way around the globe, but protects us from harmful solar radiation, stores useful information in rocks for geologists, and helps us locate mineral resources! This magnetic field is generated by a complex mechanism called the geodynamo – or earth generator! Scientists are still working to understand how the geodynamo functions, but great progress has been made. In this lab you’re going to create a miniature simulation of the process on your table top.

  • Clear Plastic Container
  • 9v Battery
  • 9v Battery connector with leads
  • Neodymium Magnet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Safe materials
  • Suitable for most ages
  • Easy setup
  • Great for teaching at home or in the classroom!

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Product contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.