Magnetic Wand Magic Science Experiment
In this fun and easy magic science experiment, we’re going to use science to make a super cool magnetic magic wand.
- Long piece of insulated copper wire
- Paper clips
- Battery (AA, C, or D size)
Wrap the copper wire around the screwdriver about ten times being sure to leave about three inches on either end.
Tape one end of the wire to the negative end of the battery.
Pick up the screwdriver and use your free hand to touch the other end of the wire to the positive end of the battery.
Point the screwdriver at the paperclips and see how many you can pick up using your magic magnetic wand.
Try adding more loops of wire around the screwdriver to see if you can pick up more paperclips.
How it Works:
While we are not making an actual magic wand, we are using science to magnetize the screwdriver and give it abilities we can not see. When electricity from the battery flows through the copper wire, a magnetic field it created that enables the screwdriver to pick up metal items.
Make This A Science Project:
Try a large nail. Try different sized batteries. Try different gauges of copper wire.