Magnetic Slime Electricity And Magnetism Science Experiment
In this fun and easy electricity and magnetism science experiment for kids, we’re going to make magnetic slime.
- Liquid starch
- Iron filings or magnetic powder
- Neodymium magnet
Add the bottle of glue, about five ounces, to a mixing bowl.
Stir in about three tablespoons of the iron filing or magic powder.
Slowly mix in liquid starch (about two or three ounces) until the desired consistency of slime is reached.
Most recipes required roughly equal parts liquid starch to glue. For this recipe, a little less liquid starch is required.
Once the desired consistency is reached, remove the slime and knead it with your hands.
Now use the neodymium magnet to attract the slime.
How it Works:
The liquid starch and glue combine in a chemical reaction that results in slime. The iron filings easily mix into the slime. When the strong neodymium magnet is near the magnetic slime, the iron filings are attracted to the magnet and pull the slime towards the magnet.
Make This A Science Project:
Try different types of magnets. Try adding different small metal objects to the slime instead of iron filings and see if the magnetic slime behaves the same. Try different types of glue. Try putting the slime in the freezer for several minutes.