Introducing putty with a magnetic
twist: put it near a small, strong magnet and watch it come to life, very slowly
engulfing the entire magnet. Mesmerizing and strange matter. Not a permanent
magnet itself, magnetic putty contains tiny particles that respond to a magnetic
field. Try putting a thin thread under a strong magnet and watch it defy
gravity! It works well with our powerful mini neodymium magnet. This non-Newtonian matter can be stretched and bounced like rubber,
shaped and sculptured like clay, and torn and ripped like paper. Itís truly out
of this world!
Age: 6 +
egg (Height 50mm, Width 30mm) containing black 15 grams of magnetic putty in a zip lock bag. Safe
and non toxic.
does it work?
putty is non-Newtonian matter that exhibits qualities of both a solid and a
liquid. Just let your putty sit on a flat surface for a while and youíll see it
spread out and change shape like a liquid. Roll it into a ball and hit it fast
with your fist and itíll feel hard like a solid. It really canít make up its
mind. It even bounces like a ball. The magnetic properties of this putty come
from the millions of tiny particles embedded in the putty to ensure it will slowly respond to any strong magnet.
three common states of matter Ė solid, liquid and gas Ė and their
substances and why this weird type of matter doesnít fit into the three common
polymers: polymers that have silicon or phosphorous backbones instead of
and magnetic fields.
putty can take up to an an HOUR to engulf a magnet - it works best warm, so work it between your hands for more effective results. The stronger the magnet the
quicker the magnetic putty responds. It will not stick or respond to weak magnets.
HAZARD Ė Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.