Reach into your kit & pull out the bag that says Experiment 14. Place everything around the white mat and put the bag back in your box.
Open the jar of cereal and the empty plastic bag. Then, pour the cereal into the bag.
Next, close the bag tightly and crush the cereal into powder. You can use the bottom of the cereal container by pushing it down and rotating it around in circles.
Pour the powdered cereal into the empty container. Pinch the bag to form a spout, it will make pouring a little easier.
Next, add room temperature water and fill the container two-thirds of the way up. Place the cap back on tightly and shake for 5 seconds.
Grab the tube with the strong magnet and place it onto the side of the container. Then use the tape to secure it in place.
Next shake the container for 30-seconds. Be sure not to shake it too hard, you just want to shake it enough to mix.
Now pour the liquid into the toilet and be sure to remember to flush it down.
Repeat the steps above. Fill the container with water, put the lid on tight, and shake for 10 seconds. Then flush the water down the toilet. Do this two times.
Fill the container with water one more time and put the lid on tight. Then remove the tape around the magnet while trying to keep the magnet in place.
Move the magnet around the bottle to drag the iron pieces around and form spikes. If you lose the metal pieces, just hold the magnet to the side and shake for 10 seconds to gather them back again.
Next, put the container to the side and grab the container of slime. Spread the slime onto your mat and press it down flat, like a pancake.
Open the tube of iron filings and pour it onto the slime. Be sure to sprinkle it all over to cover the slime.
Next, gently roll the slime so the filings roll up into the inside of the slime. Then, start lightly folding the slime to mix the iron into the slime for about 30 seconds.
Now, grab your magnet and hold it next to the slime to watch it start to reach out for the magnet.
Try placing the magnet in the center of the ball of slime and watch how the slime completely covers the magnet.
How It Works
This experiment worked because iron is attracted to magnets. When we extracted the iron from the cereal the magent was able to collect all of the pieces of iron together. Did you know not all metals are attracted to magnets? In fact, only iron, nickel, and cobalt are attracted to magnets. We have iron in our cereal because we need it for our red blood cells and use it to grow.