Gather required material
Once you have all the materials for the experiment available, gather them in one place so you don’t have to rush to fetch them as/when required.
Place a length of scotch tape on a wax paper. Ensure that it is of the same length as the diameter of the magnifying glass. Mark inches, half-inches, quarter-inches, and eighth-inches along the tape with the help of a ruler and place the tape along the diameter of the lens.
Cutting word from a magazine
Cut a word or letter from a newspaper or a magazine - This will be used as the object. Measure its length and note it down.
Make the object stand
With the help of modeling clay, make a ruler stand upright on a table and position that word or letter right beside the standing ruler.
Holding magnifying glass
Hold the magnifying glass 10 inches above the word and take the measurement at this point. Now move the magnifying glass an inch below and take the measurement. Keep on taking the measurements till you are left with only an inch.
After you have taken a set of measurements, divide the magnified length of the object by the actual size, which will give you the magnification. Make a conclusion based on the readings you obtain. This conclusion will tell that as the magnifying glass is moved away, the object seems smaller and as it is moved closer to the object, it starts appearing bigger.