How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not?

In this lesson, we will look at how we can tell if a material is magnetic or not and also learn how to make our own magnets!

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.Where is the magnetic field strongest around a magnet?

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Q2.Where do iron filings fall when scattered over a magnet?

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Q3.What is a 'field' of a force?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.Where is the magnetic field strongest around a magnet?

1/3

Q2.Where do iron filings fall when scattered over a magnet?

2/3

Q3.What is a 'field' of a force?

3/3

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Worksheet

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How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not? Quiz

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Q1.North and north poles together:

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Q2.North and south poles together:

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Q3.North pole on a magnet and iron nail:

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Q4.South pole on a magnet and an iron nail (not magnetised):

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Q5.Iron nail (not magnetised) and iron filings (not magnetised):

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Q6.Magnet and plastic:

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Q7.Iron (not magnetised) and plastic:

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How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Q1.North and north poles together:

1/7

Q2.North and south poles together:

2/7

Q3.North pole on a magnet and iron nail:

3/7

Q4.South pole on a magnet and an iron nail (not magnetised):

4/7

Q5.Iron nail (not magnetised) and iron filings (not magnetised):

5/7

Q6.Magnet and plastic:

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Q7.Iron (not magnetised) and plastic:

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Lesson summary: How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not?

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