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4.Magnetic Materials

What are Ferromagnetic Materials?

You might think that Magnets are attracted to all metals, but this isn't true. That metal must be made from or contain one of the following metals: iron, cobalt. nickel.

Steel contains iron in it so a steel paperclip will be magnetic.


Magnetic test:

Try using a magnet on objects around the house, which ones re attracted to it? Make a list.

[NOTE: Do not use magnets near TVs, Computers or watches: Strong Magnets can affect these items.]


Magnetic Challenge:

Ask an adult for a collection of 1ps and 2ps. Use your magnet to sort them into those that are attracted and those that aren't. What do you notice? Why does this happen?