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Ahmad's Science Club: Making magnetic putty

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Here’s a fun experiment you can do at home: It's called magnetic putty. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

Here’s a fun experiment you can do at home: It's called magnetic putty.

Eardell Johnson with the Flint Children's Museum came to our studio to show us an experiment that can lead to a bit of a mess.

Sorry parents.

But first…

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPERIMENTS:

Magnetic Slime

  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • 1/4 cup glue
  • 2 tablespoons Iron oxide powder
  • Neodymium magnets
  • bowl
  1. Mix the starch and the iron powder in the bowl until the powder has dissolved.
  2. Add the glue and stir until the mixture is slimy.
  3. Pour out extra liquid.
  4. PLAY!

Oobleck

  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Bowl
  1. 1Pour water into the bowl.
  2. Add cornstarch and stir until mixture is gooey.
  3. PLAY! Try rolling it into a ball and holding it in the palm of your hand!