The floating paperclip experiment
The pupils love this experiment – it seems magical even though they know what should happen. Pupils slide different materials between the magnet and paperclip to see which makes it fall – thus making good magnetic shielding.
We’ve come to the end of our space topic and this practical ties in nicely. A great end of term practical. Pupils set this one up for me guessing it wouldn’t fly very high (they over filled it on purpose!).