NOW AVAILABLE IN A TEST TUBE AND STARTER SET
Frequently Purchased Together
- It’s a hydrophobic polymer! Yes, sand that never gets wet!
- Build underwater sandcastles
- Explore the differences between Magic Sand and ordinary sand
Magic Sand May Look Like Ordinary Sand…
but just try to get it wet!
Magic Sand begins as normal looking sand, until it’s dyed and coated with a substance that repels water. This coating keeps the sand dry even after it has been dumped into a container of water. Build castles and other structures under the water, then simply pour the water off when you’re finished and the sand is still dry! You can use it for fun science experiments again and again! Colors vary.
How does it work?
Ordinary sand is free flowing and cannot form a structure that holds its shape. Because of its water-repellent properties, when Magic Sand is poured into water, it holds its shape and can even be molded into structures under water.
What does it teach?
Learn about the properties of water molecules and how hydrophobic products work. Students can experiment with Magic Sand and then ordinary sand and note the differences in water-repellent properties.
The Possibilities are Endless!
Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand is a hydrophobic polymer; sand that never gets wet! It can be used to build underwater sandcastles! Also, Magic Sand is a reusable science toy! When finished, simply pour the water off and let the sand dry! You can use it for science experiments again and again!
Uncover the Secret Behind What Makes This Sand Magic
Includes step-by-step instructions for 5 activities! Activities include: Magic Sand; Magic Sand in Oil; Regular Sand vs. Magic Sand; Not So “Magic” Sand; and Do Try This at Home.
Learn About Water Molecule Properties!
Discover the differences between Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand and ordinary sand for a fun science experiment or lesson!
- 8 oz (227 g) (available in yellow and blue.)
- 1 lb (454 g) (available in yellow and blue.)
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
It starts out as normal sand but is then dyed and covered with a water-repelling polymer that keeps it dry.
What colors does it come in?
The sand comes in red, yellow and blue. If you call and talk to a customer service representative about getting a specific color, we will try our best to satisfy your request but, unfortunately, we can’t guarantee what colors we have available.
Does it stain?
How long does it last?
The protective coating usually stays on for a long time but the more you play with it, the faster it wears down. Also, soap will make the coating wear away faster.