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Iron Filings

Experiment with magnets and create exciting magnetic lines of force!


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Item #: WMIF-300

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Availability: In stock

Iron Filings

Experiment with different magnets and create exciting magnetic lines of force! Just center any magnet under a sheet of white paper and pour iron filings on top. Observe how the filings line up around the poles of the magnet! Recommended for children ages 6 and up.

What's Included?
12 oz. of iron filings

Customer Reviews

Iron Fillings Review by Jake Gehrke

These worked well for the experiments we needed them in. (Posted on 4/1/13)

Make ferromagnetic paste with bulk iron filings Review by Bill Wells

I bought the 12 oz tubes of bulk iron filings to make a ferromagnetic past; that is, a paste containing metal filings that wowld be attracted by a magnet.

I used epoxy glue for the paste. After mixing about 1/2 oz. of the two part epoxy, I added about an equal amount by volume of the iron filings. The final mixture was then a "ferromagnetic glue". I could spread it onto any surface, and when hardened, a magnet will attract it.

This worked fairly well, but the iron filings are coarse so the hardened paste can be rough.

I planned on applying the paste to bottom of game board pieces and use thin magnetic sheet for the actual game board. (Posted on 3/19/13)

Iron Filings Review by T McKenzie

What can I say - they're iron filings. (Posted on 2/17/13)

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