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Ferrofluid Nanotechnology Kit

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Use this ferrofluid kit to discover how a magnetic fluid can be used to collect & manipulate oils! This unique kit offers a hands-on exploration of a unique, environmentally beneficial & cutting-edge use for nanomaterials. Read More

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Explore the possibilities with the magnetic fluid in this high-tech ferrofluid kit! The kit includes a magnetic liquid, ferrofluid, which is made up of millions of magnetic nanoparticles; each magnetic particle is so small that more than 6 million of them would fit inside the period at the end of this sentence. 

Using a strong magnet, like the neodymium magnet supplied in this ferrofluid kit, you can manipulate both the ferrofluid and other liquids around it. With this kit, young scientists can explore how the magnetic properties of ferrofluid can be used to collect and manipulate oils!

If you're fascinated by magnetic forces, magnetic fields, and all things magnetism, this engaging kit is an excellent tool for exploration! This ferrofluid magnetic kit offers a fun hands-on exploration of a unique, environmentally beneficial, and cutting-edge use for nanomaterials. Add it to your shopping cart and let the fun begin!

Instructions for this ferrofluid kit are available online. See below for links to the instructions, material safety data sheet information, and more.

Additional items needed:

  • Apron or clothes that can be stained
  • Poster board, white
  • Lab notebook
  • Water
  • Cups
  • Food coloring, any color
  • Paper towels
  • Sink with hot water
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Drinking straws


More Information

Instructions are NOT included with the kit, but are available online from Science Buddies.



Each Ferrofluid Nanotechnology Kit contains:

  • 10 Petri Dishes, polystyrene, 90 x 15 mm
  • 1 Graduated Cylinder, glass, 25 ml
  • 1 Pipet, disposable, 1 ml, 10 pack
  • 60 mL Mineral Oil, Klearol
  • 3 pairs Gloves, Nitrile, Medium
  • 50 mL Ferrofluid
  • 1 Neodymium Block Magnet, 0.75" x 0.50" x 0.25"


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