INGREDIENTS

  • Screwdriver
  • Large dry-cell battery
  • Insulated wire

DIRECTIONS

  • Strip about 2″ of insulation off  of one end of the wire.
  • Wrap the stripped wire around the screwdriver many times.
  • Ready for some SPARKS?!?!
  • Take the exposed end of the wire and touch it to the battery terminal, BRIEFLY!!!
  • Go ahead and take the wire off of the battery and set it aside.

THE FUN PART

Collect random metal materials throughout your home (paperclips, screws, nails, etc.) – They will stick to the screwdriver!!!!

EXPLANATION

By charging the screwdriver with a voltage, it is magnetized when inserted into a coil.

TRY THIS TOO!

  • Collect other materials and see what the screwdriver can/cannot pick up.
  • Time how long the screwdriver stays magnetized!!

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