Electro magnets

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Scouts are given wire, batteries and a nail and asked to make a magnet that will pick up paperclips


Bell wire 1metre per team, 2 1.5volt batteries, wire nail, masking tape, paper clips.


Explain the basics of electromagnetism and let Scouts have a go at making their own magnet. Run a race to pick up the most paperclips.


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