How To Make An Electromagnet

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Physics, Science

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Science is always fun; it allows us to try and learn new things. We know the theoretical concept of the electromagnet. But have you ever imagined preparing it? You might think this process is difficult, but it is not. So, in the following article, we will learn about how to make an electromagnet. This process is very simple, and it will hardly take 10 to 20 minutes to prepare. So, let us start the process.


Firstly, we want you to gather the list of the following supplies before enjoying the science project. They are as follows:


  • Cutter or Scissors


Steps To Make An Electromagnet

Step 1: The initial step is to take the wire and cut it to an 8-inch distance.

cutting the wire 1

cutting the wire 2

Cutting the Wire

Step 2: wrap it around the nail and, with the help of a cutter, cut the wire so that there is an equal length of wire at each end and make sure it is loose.

Wrapping the wire around the nail

Wrapping the wire around the nail

Step 3: Cut down about the inch of the plastic coating from both ends of the wire. After cutting, take one end of the wire and attach it to one side of the battery.

side of the battery

Step 4: Simultaneously, take the other end of the wire and attach it to the other end of the battery.

Attaching the wires on the battery

Attaching the wires to the battery

Step 5: Take some paper clips and place them towards the point of the nail, and it will pick them. Thus, you have an electromagnet.

How To Make An Electromagnet Science Project



  • We recommend you rape the wires on the battery.

Things To Remember

  • You should not overlap the wires around the nail.
  • Disconnect the wires from the battery once you are done because the battery will get heated up and discharged.
  • Working slowly and carefully during the cutover.
  • Work on a self-healing mat to protect your work surface.
  • Work carefully during wire attachment.


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