Ferrofluids are Back at CNSI
After many years, the ferrofluids lab has returned to the CNSI! Ferrofluids are fascinating liquid nanoparticle solutions that react strongly in the presence of magnets. It was wonderful to see their return at UCLA’s teach-the-teachers workshops.
Creating ferrofluids from everyday materials has always been a popular lab activity among students and teachers alike. The scientific concepts enabling ferrofluids, such as magnetism, are already familiar to students. This exciting lab further introduces them to fluid dynamics while allowing them to manipulate a fluid firsthand using a magnet. Students love the unique experience of being able to control the shape of a fluid.