Why does a magnet stick to metal objects but not plastic? How can it pick up metal shavings but not wood chips? With the help of a magician, students learn all about magnetism. They discover what a magnet is, the properties of magnets, magnetic fields, and the types of objects that are attracted to magnets. Children learn what magnets are used for and in which simple machines they are found. Visuals, experiments, and illustrative poetry are used to reinforce these concepts.