In amusement parks, you have seen or might have enjoyed the roller coaster rides, which move with an incredible speed—but ever wondered how it is achieved or how it is possible? So, in this science project tutorial, we will know how to make a Gauss Magnetic Accelerator. We assure you that you’ll surely enjoy this experiment. So, let us begin to make a gauss magnetic accelerator.
But before moving on towards the steps to make a Gauss Magnetic Accelerator, let us look at its requirements. The list is as follows:
- Wooden Ruler
- Few small strong magnets
- Few steel balls
- Safety goggles
Steps To Make A Gauss Magnetic Accelerator
Step 1: The first step is to keep the wooden ruler on a flat surface.
Keeping Ruler on the table
Step 2: On the 2.5 cm mark, place one magnet in the rule groove and use tape to secure the magnet. Cut the remaining tape with the help of a scissor.
Placing the magnet
Step 3: Now, repeat the previous steps for the remaining magnets. And, on the right side of the magnet, keep two steel balls in the groove.
Placing remaining magnets and steel balls
Step 4: Keep the target towards the right end of the ruler.
Placing the target
Step 5: Now, keep the last ball in the groove on the left side of the ruler.
Keeping the last ball
Step 6: Wear your safety goggles and see the ball going.
Let the ball go
- We recommend you perform this experiment on a table.
Things To Remember
- All the magnets placed on the scale or ruler should be 2.5 cm apart.
- Secondly, make sure that you securely apply the tape.
- Also, remember to wear all the safety gear before starting the experiment.
An Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.