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

Magnets

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Magnets are capable of attracting or repelling other magnets. A magnet is a material or object that produces a magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for a force that pulls on other ferromagnetic materials like iron and attracts or repels other magnets. Try our Science quiz on Magnets.

1.
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
2.
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
3.
A magnetized 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
4.
The area around a magnet is called a .......
Magnetic area
Magnetic field
Magnetic force
Magnetic space
5.
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
6.
The stronger a magnet .......
The harder the metal
The larger the force
The smaller the force
The softer the metal
Magnetic force acts at a distance
7.
If two north poles are near each other .…...
Nothing will happen
They will attract
They will be demagnetised
They will repel
Maglev trains use magnets to lift them off the ground
8.
To show the magnetic area around a magnet we use .......
Aluminum powder
Copper filings
Iron filings
Pepper
9.
Which of the following metals is NOT magnetic?
Cobalt
Copper
Iron
Nickel
10.
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
Author:  Sue Davison

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