Magnetic attraction experiment

Magnetic attraction experiment

Playing with magnets is awesome fun, just ask any child who has done this experiment. This is an easy and safe science experiment for kids of all ages and makes learning fun! Kick start a possible love of science with this project today.

What you need:

  • modelling clay
  • sharp pencil with an eraser
  • horseshoe magnet

Number of players:


Roll the modelling clay into a fist-sized ball.

Flatten it to make a cone shape.

Push the eraser end of the pencil into the clay so it stands upright.

Balance the horseshoe magnet on the pencil lead.

The magnet will slowly move itself in a north-south direction.


The earth has a magnetic field which attracts your magnet.

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