Got a few minutes of class time? Want to amaze students with an activity that requires scrap paper and just two paper clips?
|Gently fold a piece of paper the size of a dollar bill (about 2.5″ x 6″) paper in thirds without creasing the paper.|
|Use a paper clip to attach the top to the middle as shown.|
|Use another paper clip to attach the bottom to the middle as shown.|
|Turn the prepared paper so the paper clips are on top. Firmly grasp the paper on each side and point it away from you toward an open space in the classroom.|
|Pull the paper quickly and watch as the paper clips join together and fly across the room!|
What if you try the activity with longer sheets of paper?
What if you try the activity with different sizes of paper clips?
Does it work if you put the clips on the bottom of the paper instead of the top of the paper?
Does it work with different kinds of paper like copy paper, construction paper, or maybe a sheet of plastic?