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MAGNETIC FACES

Make a face with an electro-magnetic wire

Suitable For

Grade 6

Difficulty

2

Time Required

 <24 Hours

Supervision

Advised

What’s it about?

In this science experiment we will be learning more about the relationship between electricity, electrical current, magnets and the laws of magnetism. The connection between electric current and magnetism is very important because as a result electric motors and electromagnets can be made:

Topics covered

Magnetism, Electromagnet

What will I need?

  • 9-VOLT BATTERY
  • COPPER WIRE
  • IRON FILINGS
  • CARDBOARD
  • STICKY TAPE

Procedure (Method)

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How does it work?

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The above experiment works because when electric current flows through an object like a copper wire, it creates a magnetic field around the object. The face appears because the iron filings are attracted to the magnetic field around the wire.

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