Examples of student physics projects include levitating magnets, building roller coasters, making cars out of mousetraps, designing electric boats, designing bridges and building catapults. To complete the levitating magnets project, a student needs two bar magnets, a flat surface and a notebook.
The student needs to make a table in the notebook for observations. The first column should be labeled "Pole Type of First Magnet" the second column should be labeled "Pole Type of Second Magnet" and the third column needs to be labeled "Attract or Repel." The student then writes north, north, south and south in the four lines underneath the first column. In the four lines underneath the second column, the student writes north, south, north and south.
The student places the two bar magnets on the table with the ends labeled north facing each other. The student should observe and record the reaction in the first line underneath the third column. The student places the north side of the first magnet and the south side of the second magnet facing each other and records the reaction. The process is then repeated twice more using the south side of the first magnet and the north side of the second magnet and using the south sides of both magnets.