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• Paper clip
• Scotch tape
• Glue (optional)
• Clean glass jar with a metal
is a fascinating magic experiment !
Cut the string a bit longer than the length
of the jar from top to bottom. Allowing enough string to tie the paper clip at one end and to tape theother end inside the jar at the 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. Best that there is not a lot of extra string (so that the paper clip does not touch the magent in the lid.
4. Tape or
glue the magnet to the inside of
the lid. (Check to see if the length of your string is just right.
your audience the jar with the paper
clip lying at the bottom of the
the lid on the jar and turn it upside
down so that the paper clip hangs
from the string.
turn the jar right side up so that
the paper clip is being pulled by
appears that the paper clip is suspended
in mid air.
This is due to the fact that the
string is preventing the paper clip
from being pulled flat to the magnet.