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
- 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)