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Magnetism experiments - Testing a Magnet
 
Testing your Magnets
Materials you will need:

• Water
A real compass
• A small flat bar magnet
• A shallow bowl or pie pan
•A thin piece of wood
(for magnet to rest on)

 
Steps

1.    Fill the bowl or pie pan with water.

2.  Place the magnet on top of the piece of wood and place them in the center of the bowl of water.

3.  Once the wood and magnet stop moving, check the direction the magnet is pointing with your compass by placing in on the table next to your bowl of water.

This tells you the direction of the North Pole and theSouth Pole.

Our spinning Earth is like a giant magnet.

The center of the Earth is a liquid iron and as the Earth spins, it makes the iron act like a magnet with a North Pole and a South Pole.

 
 
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