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Magnetic Slime {Physics Activity}

June 15, 2015 1 min read

This past month, Paige shared about how you can teach physics at home. Now we want to share a super fun science activity you can use to play and learn about physics - magnetic slime!

How to make Magnetic Slime

Magnetic slime - a super fun science activity!!

You will need white glue, water, iron filings, some Borax, and a few magnets. Here is how you make your own magnetic slime.

In a plastic baggie, mix:

  • 4oz white glue
  • 4oz of water
  • about a half teaspoon of iron filings 

In a cup, mix:

  • a quarter cup of water
  • half a teaspoon of Borax 

Then, add the Borax solution to the baggie and massage the bag for a few minutes until a nice firm slime has formed.

And then the magnetic fun really begins! 

Use the magnets to play around with the slime and pull it in different directions. You can also test the strength of a magnet by seeing how much of the slime it can pull up.

More Science Activities for Magnets

Have some more fun with magnets using these ideas:

Did you try this science activity? Let us know how it went in the comments below!


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