you find MAGNETS?
rock that pulls iron toward it
Magnets can be
found . . .
your refrigerator. You can attach things to your refrigerator with
junkyard. A large magnet picks-up cars and scrap metals at a junkyard.
some electronics such as computers, televisions, and radios.
compass. A compass helps explorers find out where they are. The magnet
helps the compass point to the North Pole.
you think of other useful ways to use magnets?
What objects do
ATTRACT--to pull toward something
are attracted to many different things. Click on the link below to find
out some things magnets can stick to.
When a magnet "sticks" to something this is called ATTRACTION. The
magnet is attracted
to the object so it seems to "stick" to the object.
take your very own magnet and find things your magnet attracts!
How does a magnet
REACT to another magnet?
REPEL--to push away from something
Magnets also react to
other magnets. Magnets have two poles, just like the Earth, North and
Use the website below or real magnets to see how a magnet will react to
another magnet. Make sure to flip the magnet!
When the opposite poles (North to South) are facing the
magnets attract each
When the same poles (North to North) (South to South) are facing the
magnets repel each
What can MAGNETIC FORCE pull through?
FORCE--the force that a magnet uses to pull iron toward it
force can pass
through almost everything as long as the magnet is
strong enough. Perform an experiment using magnets and other materials
to see what magnets can pull through in your classroom.
found magnetic force can pull through . . .
piece of paper.
is strong enough your hand.
small piece of cardboard.
you think of other things a magnet could pull through?
challenge is to create a game using magnets. You have already learned
about objects magnets attract, how magnets react to each other, and
what magnetic force can pull through. Below is an example of a game
**You may remember this picture from above. These girls made a magnet
spaceship game by using their knowledge of how magnetic force can pull
through a piece of cardboard. They also remembered that a magnet can be
attracted to a paperclip attached to the spaceship.**
your own game using magnets!