ď»żIn animation, a Big Bang of Math symbols and science gadgets occur as real life scientist and magician Eric opens a portal in his tablet and more gadgets appear: a magnifying glass, a flask, binoculars, a protractor, and a magnet.

Eric has short, curly brown hair and a shadow of a beard. He wears a blue Science Explosion T-shirt.

A song says WHAT A HIT, IT'S NOT A TRICK,
IT'S SCIENCXPLOSION
JUST FOR YOU, COOL AND NEW,
SCIENCXPLOSION

In the lab, Eric removes clips from a bowl containing different elements.

Vox says WHAT ARE YOU DOING, ERIC?
AH, YOU WANT TO REMOVE
ALL THE PAPER CLIPS?
AND ITâ€™S TAKING A LONG TIME?
TO ATTRACT THE PAPER CLIPS?
SO THAT COULD MAKE IT GO FASTER.
AW, YOU DONâ€™T HAVE A MAGNET?
I CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE
AN ELECTROMAGNET.
ITS MAGNETISM
COMES FROM ELECTRICITY.
WHAT HAVE YOU GOT, ERIC?
A DRAWING OF A MAGNET,
PLAYING CARDS.
BUT WHEREâ€™S THE MAGIC?
HMMM...

Doing a magic trick, Eric uses the drawing of a magnet to attract cards.

Vox says AMAZING!
BUT I THINK SCIENCE CAN
MORE THAN MAGIC, ERIC.
TO MAKE AN ELECTROMAGNET,
YOU WILL NEED A SHORT
METAL ROD, LIKE THIS NAIL,
INSULATED ELECTRICAL WIRE,
WHICH MEANS ITâ€™S
COVERED WITH PLASTIC,
PLIERS,
ELECTRICAL TAPE,
AND A BATTERY LIKE THIS ONE.
FIRST, YOU HAVE TO USE THE
PLIERS TO TAKE SOME PLASTIC
OFF THE ENDS OF THE WIRE.
AS YOU CAN SEE ERIC,
I ALREADY DID THIS PART FOR YOU.
NOW WRAP THE WIRE
AROUND THE METAL ROD.
LEAVE A LITTLE EXTRA
WIRE ON THE END, TO USE LATER.

Eric follows the instructions given.

Vox says MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS WRAP
THE WIRE IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
THE ELECTRICITY HAS TO FLOW
IN ONE DIRECTION ONLY,
OR ELSE THIS WONâ€™T WORK.
THE MORE WIRE YOU USE,
WILL BECOME!
NOW USE TAPE
TO CONNECT THE ENDS OF THE WIRE
TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM
OF THE BATTERY.
THE POSITIVE TERMINAL
ALWAYS HAS A SMALL â€śPLUSâ€ť SIGN
AND THE NEGATIVE TERMINAL
ALWAYS HAS A â€śMINUSâ€ť SIGN.
YOU CAN CONNECT THE WIRE TO THE
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE ENDS
OF THE BATTERY IN ANY ORDER.
AND NOW, LETâ€™S SEE IF IT WORKS!

Eric attracts paper clips using his electromagnet.

Vox says SO GREAT!
NOW LOOK WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN YOU UNPLUG ONE END

Now, the electromagnet does not work.

Vox says THIS ELECTROMAGNET WORKS
BECAUSE ELECTRICITY
PASSING THROUGH THE WIRE
CREATES AN INVISIBLE FORCE
CALLED A MAGNETIC FIELD.
ACT LIKE A MAGNET!

Eric now draws a button on a chalkboard and hits it. A clip shows a pile of metal in a huge container.

Vox says YOUâ€™VE PROBABLY SEEN MACHINES
THAT USE HUGE MAGNETS
TO PICK UP METAL.
ERICâ€™S ELECTROMAGNET
WORKS EXACTLY THE SAME WAY,
THANKS TO MAGNETIC FIELDS!
NOW THAT YOU KNOW THE
POWER OF MAGNETIC FIELDS,
AND YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE