How Do Magnets Work?

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Magnets work over a distance and can exert a force (push or pull) on objects without making contact with them. A permanent magnet causes repulsion with one pole when the poles are brought in turn near a suspended magnet. Repulsion is the only sure test for a magnet.
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A magnet is any material or object that produces a magnetic field. The magnetic field is invisible but attracts ferrous metals including iron and steel. In addition, any object with
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1. Place a steel bar as a "keeper" across the poles of the magnet. It only needs to be long enough to span across both poles of the magnet. Keepers help keep magnets strong
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Some compounds are attracted to magnetic fields and are called "paramagnetic. The elements that are the most strongly attracted to magnetic fields are cobalt, nickel and iron
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1. Set out your magnetic beads and tools that you will be using. 2. Pick up your 10" beading elastic and attach the binder clip to one end of it. 3. Slide one pearl colored bead
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Magnets work by exerting a force (push or pull) on objects without making contact with them. A permanent magnet causes repulsion with one pole when the poles are brought in turn near a suspended magnet. Repulsion is the only sure test for a magnet.
Magnets work through the magnetic fields that are in them. Magnetic fields are the spaces that surround the magnets where magnetic force is exerted. You can find more information here: http://www.howmagnetswork.com/
All magnets are either magnetized by the North pole or the South pole. North pole magnets can only connect with South pole magnets and vice versa.
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