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Magnetic Material Facts & Information

 
Magnetic Materials

  • Only metals are attracted to magnets


  • No other materials are attracted to magnets i.e. wood, plastic, glass and everything else are not attracted to magnets.


  • Not all metals are attracted to magnets - iron and steel are attracted to magnets whereas aluminium, copper and brass are not attracted to magnets.
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  • Some magnets are stronger than others. If one magnet hold more paper clips than another magnet then it is a stronger magnet.


  • A magnet can pick up some objects like paper clips without even touching them…an invisible force. This invisible force can pull through some materials such as paper and plastic.


  • Remember that only metals are magnetic, but not all metals are magnetic.
  • North Pole is Red and the South Pole is Blue
  • Opposite Poles Attract
  • Same Poles Repel
  • There are different types/shapes of magnets; Bar Magnets, Horseshoe Magnets and Ring Magnets
 
 
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