First Name: Anna
Age: 8
Experiment Title: Turning a Paperclip Into a Magnet
What was the purpose of your experiment? Provide a brief description of what you were hoping to learn, discover, or study.: My question was can I make a paperclip into a magnet? Mom got this idea from a book of paperclip experiment!
What was your hypothesis?: My hypothesis was that it would work: the paperclips could be magnets.
What materials did you use in your experiment? List them all.: The materials I used were:
1: two paperclips
2: magnet
What procedure was followed? Provide a brief description of the steps you followed during your experiment.: I rubbed the paperclip on the magnet for 30sec. (do the same with the other paperclip). Then I put the two paperclips together and dragged them around.
What were the results of your experiment?: My results were that they worked, not very strongly though. I could drag them around the table but sometimes they would separate.
What is your conclusion after conducting the experiment? Was your hypothesis correct or incorrect?: My hypothesis was correct: the paperclips worked as magnets.
Spend a few minutes learning about the scientific principles involved in your experiment. Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned and how it relates to your experiment.: There was something on how magnets become magnets: inside a piece of iron or steel there is groups of atoms way smaller than this . (period) called domains (tiny magnets). In an unmagnetized piece or iron or steel the domains are scattered randomly with their north and south poles pointing randomly, so they cancel each other out. So a normal paperclip is not a magnet, but when you rub a magnet over it, the magnet basically organizes the domains.The more organized the domains are the strong your magnet will be.
Lab Report: Turning a Paperclip Into a Magnet