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It sounds impossible, but you can believe it: eleven nails can find stability and balance resting atop the head of a single nail. The object of the challenge is to balance all of the nails on the head of a single nail. All of the nails have to be balanced at the same time and cannot touch anything but the top of the nail that is stuck in the base.
Why worry about running to the department store when we’ll provide you with everything you need and more? You’ll receive the 6″x6″ Balancing Nails Board and 12 large nails. Accompanied by the colorful, step-by-step activity guide and additional media, you’ll be the best balancer the world has ever seen!
DON’T FORGET! Like with all of our Sick Science kits, you’ll receive a URL link and QR code to access the experiment video, as well as an exclusive Take It Further video featuring Steve Spangler!
- Balancing Nails Board
- 6″ x 6″
- Finished wood
- 12 large nails
- Experiment and Take It Further videos (URL link and QR code)
- Step-by-step, color activity guide
What Does It Teach?
The Sick Science!™ series covers a ton of science from a broad spectrum of fields. From optical illusions and color mixing to centripetal force and physics, you can find a use for every experiment in the series. Each Sick Science! kit provides young scientists an opportunity to explore the world around them and engage with the properties that make science so amazing.
Science Fair Connection:
Performing the Balancing Nails experiment is pretty cool, but it isn’t a science fair project. You can create a science fair project by identifying a variable, or something that changes, in this experiment. Let’s take a look at some of the variable options that might work:
- Try testing different size of nails. Which nails work the best?
That’s just one idea, but you aren’t limited to that! Try coming up with different ideas of variables and give them a try. Remember, you can only change one thing at a time. If you are testing different objects, make sure that the other factors are remaining the same!