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Iron Filings Domain
# 5G20.27


Description:

Stroke this sealed tube with a magnet and its iron filings line up, temporarily magnetized. You can then show the tube is a magnet by its effect on a compass needle. Shake the tube and the filings fall out of line, demagnetized.



Parts: Tube with filings, compass, magnet

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
Meiners 32-3.2 A tube of compressed iron filings is magnetized and then the iron filings are agitated.

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