Bar Magnet, Klinger Magnet Model, And Overhead Projector.◙

Purpose

Demonstrate that magnet poles come in pairs.
 

Equipment

Broken magnet with iron filings and plastic overhead projector viewer, on overhead projector.◙

 

Suggestions

Please ask for the broken magnet; it is not necessary to break another one.
 

Images

j5-06

Description

The magnetic field of a bar magnet is demonstrated using iron filings on an overhead projector. The magnet is then broken and the demonstration is repeated. Each half of the original magnet has both poles, as can be easily seen.