Adam received this Klutz Book of Magnetic Magic ages ago and I just let him go through the experiments by himself. Recently, Dova picked up the book and wanted to try the experiment with a glass jar and paper clips.
Attach thread to paper clips and tape them to the bottom of a jar. Stick a magnet to the underside of the lid and watch the paper clips magically suspend in mid air.I didn’t want to deal with fishing out tape from the bottom of the jar afterwards, so I set up the experiment for them on the counter with a drinking glass. It was an attempt to engage in a learning experience with the kids. For a few moments, I felt like super mom, teaching my kids important lessons in magnetism. Maybe I could even homeschool them!
We left the magnets and paper clips and went on to something else. A little while later, I found this.
Oh well, so much for a learning experience. At least our kids are a creative bunch.