Photo Gallery: When Artists Take Over the Science Fair

By Eliza Strickland | June 11, 2010 3:32 pm
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Flint Weisser‘s elegant collection of devices and artwork could be titled “fun with electromagnetism.” Weisser created the lovely patterns above by carefully arranging differently shaped magnets, then using iron filings to reveal the magnetic fields and resin plates to preserve them for posterity.

At Science Fair, Weisser had a quicker and easier set-up available for visitors to try. I happily made my own magnet arrangement, slapped a thin sheet of wax paper over the design, and sprinkled iron filings over the paper. Weisser whipped out a heat gun and melted the filings into the wax paper, and presto: magneto-art.

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  • http://ranggaw0636.student.ipb.ac.id/ ranggaw0636

    Hmmm, i wonder what they will show in this kind of science art fair LOL

  • Kilzane

    Best science fair I could think of ever attending! Wish I could have made it. This would have been a great exhibit plus good hands on fun!

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