Monday, 12 December 2016 | Paul
Most children at school start learning about magnetism with the use of bar magnets, horseshoe magnets or magnetic marbles. Usually one end will be red and one end will be blue. This colour-coding demonstrates that one end is "North Pole" and one end is "South Pole" with like poles repelling - so blue will only ever stick to red. A magnet creates an invisible area of magnetism around it called a magnetic field. So what happens when you try to defy the laws of magnetism - chaos ensues!
We put together an example of this chaos using our Magnetic Polydron squares and triangles. Simply get together 6 squares and 9 triangles and marvel at how the triangles jump up and down in the centre of your 3D construction:
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