How To Make A Magnet

How To Make A Magnet

Morag from Science Wizards teaches us how to make our own magnet using just a nail, some card, a magnet and some cello tape in this cool science experiment.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to make a magnet. For this, you will need a nail, some card, a magnet and some cello tape. Right! So, we need to begin by sticking our nail to our piece of card.

So, what we need to do is lay it down, get a bit of cello tape and just stick it all the way down to the card. Now, we do this so you don't accidentally stab yourself. But also, it means that you easily hold the nail in front of you, so you can create your magnet.

Now, our magnet, you need to choose an end, either north or south. Here, it's red for north, blue for south. The reason why we choose one is because you have to keep using the same end.

So I'm going to use south which, in this case, is blue. And then, I need to stroke it along the length of the nail. So I'm going to start by stroking along.

Now, it's really important you lift the magnet far away and then back down. So, you need to keep doing this. And you need to do it for about 10 minutes.

The longer you do it, the stronger the magnet will be. So, you just do it like this. Once you have done that for enough time, your nail will magically have become a magnet.

And that's how you make a magnet.