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- 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 at first, but once it gets wet, you’ll realize there’s more to this product than meets the eye. Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand begins as normal-looking sand before being dyed and coated with a substance that repels water. This coating will keep the sand dry even after being dumped into a tank full of water. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.
Kids will have a blast building castles and other structures under the water. Their minds will be blown when they pour out the water and realize that the magical sand is still dry.
In addition to long-lasting memories, you can use Magic Sand to create fun science experiments. This innovative sand is offered in red, yellow and blue.
How Does the Sand Never Get Wet?
Magic Sand begins as normal, free-flowing sand before it is dyed and coated with a hydrophobic polymer that keeps it dry. Ordinary sand cannot form a structure that holds its shape independently. Magic Sand’s water-repellent properties allow it to retain its shape when Magic Sand is poured into water.
What Does It Teach?
Not only is Magic Sand fun to play with, but it makes for a great science lesson. If you’re looking for an interesting way to capture students’ attention, you can use hydrophobic sand to teach them about the properties of water molecules and how hydrophobic materials work.
Students can experiment with Magic Sand and ordinary sand from the beach or their backyard to observe the mechanics of water-repellent properties.
If you’re looking for some activities to help you and your students explore the secrets of Magic Sand, the included guide includes step-by-step instructions for five activities. Activities include Magic Sand, Magic Sand in Oil, Regular Sand Versus Magic Sand, Not-So-Magic Sand and Do Try This at Home.
Endless Magic Sand Experiments
Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand is a hydrophobic polymer, which is why Magic Sand never gets wet and why it can be used to build stable underwater sandcastles. Magic Sand is reusable, too, so you can keep the fun going. When you’re finished, simply pour the water out and let the sand dry.
Magic Sand can also help younger students improve their fine motor skills. They can use small digging instruments to find items buried in the sand or practice writing letters on the surface. They can even stamp designs into the sand and then make them disappear.
Discover the differences between Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand and ordinary sand for a more engaging science experiment or lesson.
Each purchase of Magic Sand comes with one package: 8 ounces (227 grams). Magic Sand is available in red, 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.