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You will need:
A rectangular 4.5 volt battery80cm of plastic coated wireA large steel nailSome Paperclips
A rectangular 4.5 volt battery, or a battery holder containing two or three 1.5 volt batteries. 80cm of plastic coated wire. A large steel nail. Some Paperclips.
A rectangular 4.5 volt battery
What to do:
A nail with wire wound round it
Wind the wire around the nail at least 20 times and leave a short length of wire free at each end.
The wire attached to one end of the battery
Attach one end of the wire to one of the terminals on the battery.
The wire attached to the other end of the battery
Connect the other end of the wire to the other terminal on the battery.
paperclips
Now put the nail near the paperclips and see what happens!