Hand Warmer Science Set

 

 

 
 
Included in Kit:
Iron Powder in Plastic Container (1lb)
Hand Warmer Pouches (20)
Plastic Bags (20)
Graphite Powder (22g)
Spacer/Filler: Perlite, Vermiculite, Wood Dust (22g)
Measuring Cups (4)
Transfer Pipet (1)
 
What Else is Needed:
Water
Salt

Time Required:
20 Minutes
 
Difficulty:
Easy
 
Video:
Located at bottom of the page

 
 



 


 

Step 1:
 


 
Empty your Iron100 Powder into a bag so that you can use the plastic container to mix and shake your mixture.

 




Step 2:
 

 
Using the measuring cup, take one full scoop of the Iron100 Powder and pour it into the empty container.

 
Take one full scoop of Graphite Powder and pour it into the container.

 
Close the lid and shake it for about 15 seconds.

 
 




 

Step 3:

Take one full scoop of spacer/filler (Perlite, Vermiculite or Wood Dust) and add it to the container.

Using the smaller end of the measuring cup, fill it half way with salt and add it to the container.

Close the lid and shake it again for another 15 seconds.



 

 

 


 


 

Step 4:


Use a spatula or spoon to mix it some more before pouring it into the bag. Fill the bag up 60% .

Using the transfer pipet, drop 2mL of water into the bag.
 


 


 

 


 

Step 5:

For added protection and durability, you may choose to place the bag into a cloth pouch to prevent the fine powders from smudging on your hands.

You can also use a heat sealer (at low temperature) to close the bags.

 

 







Step 6:


Once the bag is sealed, lightly press on the powders and you will begin to feel it heating up!
 


 

Tips:

After the bag cools down, you can add a little water to it and it will once again initiate the exothermic reaction!

If you want to use the hand warmer at a later time for a hiking trip or science project , simply place it in a zip lock bag making sure that no air gets in. Without air, there will be no exothermic oxidation and therefore no heat will be produced.



 


(notice the steam caused by the heat)
 






Take Data:


By using a glass alcohol thermometer, you can see how hot the hand warmer will get and how long it takes for it to start cooling off.


 
 

Video:


  

How to make a Hand Warmer


 
 

 

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