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Floating Paperclip Time Estimate: 5 minutes Materials: glass jar (1 quart) with lid paperclip string tape magnet Advance Preparation: Cut a piece of string about the same length as the height of the jar.  Tie the paper  clip to one end of the string and tape the other end of the string to the bottom of  the jar on the inside.  Attach the magnet to the inside of the lid with tape or glue. Procedure: Show the jar to the students with the paper clip lying at the bottom of the jar.  Screw the lid on and turn the jar upside down so the paperclip hangs from the  string.  Then turn the jar right-side up again. Questions to Ask: Floating Paperclip 1
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(Before Experiment) Have you ever seen a paperclip float? (During Experiment) What is the paperclip touching? Why is the paperclip floating? (After Experiment AND Explanation) Would this work if we tied an eraser to the string? Why?
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course CHM 3218 taught by Professor Stewart during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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