A top scientist has invented super strong magnetic grippers. These allow a man to climb the outside of a steel tower. The magnetic grippers were funded by the military who wanted to be able to scale tall buildings unaided. The actual mission for which they were intended remains top secret! Outside of military life, the magnetic grippers could be used for inspecting bridges, climbing towers or checking off-shore oil wells.

First broadcast:
9 October 2007

Useful as an introduction or concluding lesson on magnets. The children could use the examples stated in the clip to create their own comic strip adventures of 'Magnetman' doing good! The children could make vehicles of fairground rides using craft materials, which are powered by magnets.