Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Magnetic Sand

One of our families was walking on a local beach when they found
black sand.
The dad realized that it was magnetite and would work 
with magnets.
So he brought me a coffee can full.
When we used magnet wands the magnetite covered them.
It is quite heavy when it is wet.
It is so cool.
The children enjoyed lifting the magnetite on the wands then brushing (pushing) it off.
It feels silky smooth.
I put dry magnetite between two clear, plastic plates and
sealed it shut.
It sat on two blocks so the children could slip the magnet wand
It reminded me of the Wooly Willy Magnetic toys when I was young.