Magnetic Comb

Magnetic Comb

Magnetic CombWe use a comb to brush our hairs. Can combs be magnetic? You know that magnets have the capacity to attract iron containing objects. Let us try making a magnetic comb that attracts paper. It is a simple experiment even the beginners can do it without any assistance. So, do it yourself.

Try it yourself

You need:

  1. Plastic comb
  2. Tissue paper,
  3. and nothing more…

What next?

Step 1: Rip up the tissue paper to small pieces. Spread them on a flat surface.

Step 2: Run the comb through your hair for some time (may be around 15 to 18 times)

Step 3: Bring the comb near to the paper pieces.

You will see that the paper pieces are attracted by the comb.


How is it happening? As you run the comb through your hair, the comb will be charged up with static electricity. This offers a small magnetic effect for the comb.

You can find more fun to do experiments at our fun and learn category. There are also activities, brain teasers, projects, stories, and many more. We don’t put so much of our efforts on lessons. Yet we have a few lessons for our Schoolers. You may visit our lessons category as well.

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