Take out of the box:
a Petri dish
a ferrite magnet
a PVA adhesive
an observation sheet
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In case of contact with the eye(s): wash out the affected eye with plenty of water, holding the eye open if necessary. Seek immediate medical advice.
If swallowed: wash out the mouth with water, drink some fresh water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of inhalation: remove person to fresh air.
In case of skin contact and burns: wash the affected area with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes.
If in doubt, seek medical advice without delay. Take the chemical and its container with you.
In case of injury always seek medical advice.
Each SmartBee kit is intended for conducting experiments for children over 8 years of age. Because children’s abilities vary so much, even within age groups, supervising adults should exercise discretion as to which experiments are suitable and safe for their children.
Read and follow these instructions, the safety rules and the first aid information, and keep them for reference.
Be sure to thoroughly discuss the warnings and safety information with your child or children before commencing the experiments. Follow them and keep them for reference. Remember: misuse of chemicals can lead to injury or cause serious harm to health.
Carry out only those experiments that are listed in the instructions, using the equipment provided in the kit.
The area surrounding the experiment should be kept clear of any obstructions and away from the storage of food. It should be well lit and ventilated and close to a water supply.
A solid table with a heat resistant top is recommended for carrying out the experiments.
Read these instructions before use, follow them, and keep them for reference.
Keep young children, animals and those not wearing eye protection away from the experimental area.
Always wear eye protection.
Store this experimental set out of reach of children under 8 years old.
Clean all equipment after use.
Make sure that all containers are fully closed and properly stored after use.
Ensure that all empty containers are disposed of properly.
Wash hands after carrying out experiments.
Do not store foodstuffs in any container which has held a reagent. Dispose of such containers immediately after use.
Do not use any equipment which has not been supplied with the set or recommended in the instructions for use.
Do not eat or drink in the experimental area.
Do not allow chemicals to come into contact with the eyes or mouth.
In the name of the wooger-booger, we have here a magnet chewer!
Have you ever fed a magnetic monster? Grrr! Today, we’ll examine what it’s composed of, and we’ll try to animate its body.
- Warning! A broken magnet can hurt you!
- Don’t inhale the iron powder. Protect your eyes from sprinkles.
A scientific warm-up: pour the powder.
Pour the iron powder from the container on the Petri dish. Move the dish gently to spread the powder evenly.
Place the magnet under it.
Take the dish and place the magnet under it. Move it in different directions from a short distance.
- Is that grey fur or hedgehog’s needles? Do you recognise this shape?
Wonderful! The powder arranges itself in lines of the magnetic field from one end of the magnet to the other.
Ready for more? Conjure up a booger.
Mix two substances on the dish: add activator to the adhesive.
- Warning! The booger isn’t edible and can stain your clothing.
Hallo, Parent, science in action!
Prepare the OBSERVATION SHEET. Like all proper scientists, we shall start with examining both substances - the powder and booger - with the help of the OBSERVATION SHEET. You’ll find it in the BeeBox, at the end of the Safety Instructions booklet.
This is a task for two.
Take a look at both substances and examine their properties. Have one person be a tester, and the other take notes. The following questions will help you in the study. Write the answers in the OBSERVATION SHEET. Let’s begin!
- A. Is the substance bogey?
- B. Is the substance powdery?
- C. Does the substance stick to the surface?
- D. Does the substance shift when you move the dish?
- E. Does the substance follow the magnet?
- F. Does the substance attract metal objects?
- G. Does the substance reflect off the surface?
- H. Does the substance contain grains?
- I. Is the substance transparent?
- J. Does the substance retain its shape after forming?
- K. Does the substance radiate after placing the magnet under the dish?
Now, mix both substances.
Add iron powder to the booger and mix thoroughly. Go back to the OBSERVATION SHEET and record your observations - this time for the booger mixed with powder. What did you get after mixing the booger and powder?
A live slime monster!
After combining the amazing booger with the magnetic metal powder, you created a booger with even more spectacular properties! Let’s study them!
Finish the monster.
Attach the eyes to the monster. You can take off the gloves now if you don’t have skin allergy.
Feed it and observe. Does your magnetic monster fancy magnets?
Take the magnet and place it close to the monster. Chomp! Record your findings in the OBSERVATION SHEET. Which properties were preserved and which were not?
Clean the magnet after playing.
It’s not an easy feat to take away the monster’s snack. Who will take up the challenge? Prepare the cleaned magnet for the next experiment.
Turn on the biggest magnet on the Earth in augmented reality!
This experiment is available in our AR application. Download it now and discover a new dimension of science.
- Download the SmartBee Club app to your smartphone or tablet.
- Place the AR card on a flat surface.
- Open the application and click “Experiment”.
- Point your smartphone’s lens at the pattern on the card and enter a world of augmented reality. Observe the three-dimensional elements that appear on the screen.
- Zoom in and out to get a better look at the elements. Enlarge the view to discover more.
You’ve learned many extraordinary facts from the experiments. First of all, you now know that materials attracted to magnets exist and that you can create a magnet with the help of electric current. You’ve also learned that there are magnetic poles and the Earth has an enormous magnetic field that protects us from deadly solar radiation!
One of the most brilliant scientists in the field of magnetism and electricity was Nikola Tesla. He invented over 300 devices, in which the magnetic field often played a crucial role. Tesla developed modern power generators and electric engines, radios, solar batteries, fluorescent lamps, even bicycle dynamo! Many of these devices remained in almost unchanged form until our times, 100 years later!
Tesla was also one of the strangest people you can imagine. Even the smallest sounds irritated him, he had an almost perfect memory, and he slept less than two hours at night – these are only several of his peculiarities.
Clean the stand and wash the accessories.
Where to dispose of the substances? Please follow your national regulations.