Hangin’ In There Magnet Experiment

We are having fun with forces!  This week we are exploring magnetism!  The power of magnets!  Today’s experiment had the students hang small washers on a paper clip that was hanging from a wooden ruler.  The paper clip was hanging off the ruler through magnetism.  The magnet was working through the wooden ruler to pull the paper clip toward it.  Students tried the experiment with different magnets to see if there was any difference in the amount of washers the paper clip could hold before falling.  One group was able to suspend 18 washers.

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