Science Xplained: Fun Ferrofluids video

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Science Xplained: Fun Ferrofluids video

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Liquids that respond to a magnet? This is not science fiction, but science fact. In this segment, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, shows the wonderful world of ferrofluids, which are iron particles floating in a liquid. When a magnet is nearby, the ferrofluid makes weird shapes and increases in viscosity. Dr. Ramirez also demonstrates how you can make a ferrofluid at home using breakfast cereal.

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5-8: Science as a human endeavor

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K-4: Properties of objects and materials
5-8: Properties and changes of properties in matter

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