Electrcity and Magnetism

Forever Falling Magnets

In FOREVER FALLING MAGNETS, two disc-shaped metal plates are tilted at a 45-degree angle. Visitors turn the disc and the eddy currents drive the magnets up toward the top of the disc. But the gravity force is also pulling it down towards the floor, leaving the magnets floating in orbit.

  • Eddy Currents
  • Magnetic Fields and Forces
  • Terminal Velocity