Have you ever wanted to make your own magnet?
Well now you can, with a simple science experiment you can try at home. You don’t even need expensive equipment, most of the equipment list you will find in your kitchen
Ask an adult to help you with this experiment
You have just created a circuit. When electricity flows from the positive terminal around the circuit to the negative terminal this is called an electrical current. When the electrical current flows through the coils around the nail it creates a magnetic field. This magnetic field allows you to pick up magnetic items e.g Iron and Steel.
Some items are non-magnetic. Try using your electromagnet to find out what items are magnetic and what items or non-magnetic and make a list.