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What kind of force pull the paper clip?
Magnets attract paper clips because magnets have a magnetic field, which creates a force, that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials. A paper clip is usually made of steel wire. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon. Iron is a ferromagnetic material that is attracted by magnets.
What do you think caused the paper clips to form a chain?
Paperclips are not naturally magnetic, so, on their own, they will not stick together to form a chain. In this experiment, the magnetic force of the magnet is transferred through the metal paper clips. Once the paper clips become magnetized, you can place them together to form a chain.
What keeps the paperclip suspended in the air?
The magnetic force between the paperclip and magnet is stronger than the gravitational pull of gravity. This means the paper clip remains suspended in the air rather than falling to the ground.
What would happen to the metal paper clip if the string were cut?
What would happen to the metal paper clip if the string were cut? The paper clip would attract to the magnet. The diagram shows a bar magnet resting on top of a piece of white paper. The north and south poles of the magnet are labeled N and S.
Why did my paper clip sink?
A paper clip will normally sink in water because it has a greater density than water and weighs more than the water it can displace. However, a paper clip can be suspended on top of water because of the water’s surface tension.
Why are paper clips attracted to magnets quizlet?
paper clips are actually magnetic. the magnet temporarily magnetizes the paper clip. electrons in the paper clip are attracted to the magnet.
Can a paper clip float on the water surface?
It seems to defy the laws of physics, but a paper clip made of steel can indeed float on the water surface. The high surface tension helps the paper clip – with much higher density – float on the water.
Why does a crumpled piece of paper fall faster than a balled up paper?
Both pieces are subject to the same downward acceleration caused by Earth’s gravity, but the uncrumpled sheet of paper has a larger surface area in contact with the air and thus encounters more resistance than the balled-up paper. Acceleration due to gravity is essentially constant across all objects on Earth.
Why do paperclips make a helicopter fall faster?
The direction the blades are bent in will affect whether it spins clockwise or anti-clockwise. Adding more weight (paperclips) will make the helicopter fall faster. PAPER HELICOPTERS How can we make a helicopter out of paper?
How are paper Helicopters kept in the air?
Gravity is the force pulling the paper helicopter to the ground. As the helicopter drops, the air pushes up against the blades, causing them to rotate. In doing so they create lift which helps to keep the helicopter in the air. The direction the blades are bent in will affect whether it spins clockwise or anti-clockwise.