Simple Experiments; Balloon Magnet


Magnets are items with the property of induction that can attract other objects. A magnetic field (the area surrounding a magnet) can form naturally or artificially. Natural magnetic fields form as a result of natural events. Because of the composition of specific elements, certain portions of the earth have a magnetic field. Children can learn how to make artificial magnets through simple experiments.

Rubbing objects, electric induction, and electric current conduction can all be used to create artificial magnetic fields. This experiment demonstrates how to produce magnets by rubbing items using household tools and materials.

Tools and Materials of Simple Experiments; Balloon Magnet

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Tools and Materials of Simple Experiments – Balloon Magnet
  • Inflatable balloon
  • Thin paper cut into small pieces (can use unused notebook paper)

Step of Simple Experiments; Balloon Magnet

  1. Inflate the balloon, knotting the ends to prevent the gas from escaping.
  2. Spread the paper that has been cut in a flat container.
  3. Bring the inflated balloon to within a few inches of the piece of paper. Is it true that nothing happened? No paper sticks to the balloon even when it is pressed against it.
  4. Rub the inflated balloon into your hair in one direction for up to a few minutes.
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Step of Simple Experiments – Balloon Magnet

5. Get the rubbing balloon as close to the paper strip as possible. Keep an eye on what happens. Several pieces of paper looked to be standing upright, as though attracted to the balloons.

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Step of Simple Experiments – Balloon Magnet

6. Now immediately touch the balloon towards the piece of paper. Some of the paper seemed to stick to the surface of the balloon for a while before falling.

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Step of Simple Experiments – Balloon Magnet

Explanation of Simple Experiments; Balloon Magnet

The presence of a magnetic field caused by the difference in electric charge is indicated by the paper being attracted by the surface of the balloon that has been rubbed against the hair. The balloon will encounter an electrical overload if it is touched against the hair. While the pieces of paper aren’t overloaded, an electrically charged balloon can be moved close to them and attract the pieces of paper like a magnet draws objects. Let’s look for some more items that can be utilized in a variety of easy experiments. However, be cautious while selecting objects; if there are any that are potentially dangerous, it is preferable for children to experiment with their parents.


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