- Just like sand from Mars!
- Explore the hydrophobic properties of Space Sand!
This truly is the closest thing to soil from Mars that most of us will ever experience! The soil on Mars is very similar to Space Sand in terms of properties and color. This unbelievable sand will not get wet and can be formed into shapes under water.
Remove the space sand from the water with a teaspoon and it instantly turns to completely dry sand! Space Sand is ordinary sand that has been exposed to the vapors of a silican compound called trimethylhyroxysilane. This process changes the composition of the surface of the sand and makes it unbondable with water-hydrophobic (fear of water)!
Conduct your own fun and educational experiments! Included with your very own Space Sand are many ideas and experiments you can try at home. A great product for the "unbeliever" and the "show me" person!