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Magic tricks might not be an obvious place to look for science, but in reality a lot of tricks rely on manipulating the laws of physics to achieve a surprising result. This activity shows how to harness gravity, friction and motion to produce the well-known tablecloth trick.

A person whips a red tablecloth off a table that has a tea set sitting on it.

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Kitchen Science – Tablecloth Trick (PDF Document)