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Magnetism Experiment - Magical Paper Clip
 
Suspended Paper Clip
Materials you will need:

• String
• Magnet
• Scissors
• Paper Clip
• Scotch Tape
• Glue (optional)
• Clean Glass Jar with a metal lid

This is a magic experiment !

 
Steps
1.  Cut the string about the length of the jar from top to bottom.

2.  Tie the paper clip to one end of the string.

3.  Tape the other end of the string to the bottom (inside) of the jar.

4.  Tape or glue the magnet to the inside of the lid.

5.  Now show your audience the jar with the paper clip lying at the bottom of the jar.

6.  Place the lid on the jar and turn it upside down so that the paper clip hangs from the string.

7.  Carefully turn the jar right side up so that the paper clip is being pulled by the magnet.

It appears that the paper clip is suspended in the air.

This is due to the fact that the string is preventing the paper clip from being pulled flat to the magnet.

 
 
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