Lecture Demos: 5H10.30

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Magnet and Iron Filings

Magnet and Iron Filings

A bar magnet is positioned beneath a piece of paper on an overhead projector. Iron filings sprinkled on the paper will show the magnetic field. The overhead projector displays the image.

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3 minutes
Physics and Science Concepts: 
Magnetic Fields and Forces
Place the magnet under the piece of paper and on the overhead. Sprinkle iron filings over the magnet and the filings should align with the magnetic field.
An overhead can be obtained from demonstration 9A36.10.

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