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Magnets 01
A magnetised piece of steel can be used in a compass.

Magnets 01

Revise about magnets and how they attract or repel. How many poles does a magnet have?

Aged between 11 and 14? This quiz is especially for you.

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1.
When a magnet is suspended ..…..
It will line up in E-W direction
It will line up in N-S direction
It will not move
It will point up-down
It lines up with the magnetic field of the Earth
2.
To show the magnetic area around a magnet we use .......
Aluminium powder
Copper filings
Iron filings
Pepper
The other materials are not affected by a magnetic field
3.
The area around a magnet is called a .......
Magnetic area
Magnetic field
Magnetic force
Magnetic space
All magnets are entirely surrounded by their magnetic field
4.
A magnetised piece of steel can be used in .......
A compass
A computer mouse
A remote control
A watch
A compass points to magnetic north and not geographical north, so, when using a compass for navigation, the difference in location between the two poles has to be taken into consideration
5.
If two north poles are near each other .…...
Nothing will happen
They will attract
They will be demagnetised
They will repel
Maglev (stands for magnetic levitation) trains use this idea to lift them off the ground
6.
If a north and a south pole are near each other ..…..
Nothing will happen
They will attract
They will be demagnetised
They will repel
Opposite poles attract, similar poles repel
7.
Which of the following metals is NOT magnetic?
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Nickel
Copper objects will therefore not be attracted to a magnet
8.
The ends of a bar magnet are called .......
East and west poles
North and south poles
North poles
South poles
Magnetic force is strongest at the poles
9.
Which one of the following groups of metals are attracted to a magnet?
Copper, nickel, steel
Gold, nickel, iron
Gold, steel, copper
Steel, iron, nickel
Steel contains mainly the element iron
10.
The stronger a magnet .......
The harder the metal
The larger the magnetic force
The smaller the magnetic force
The softer the metal
Magnetic force acts at a distance
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Magnets and magnetic materials

Author:  Sue Davison

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