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Magnets 1

Students answer questions about magnetic materials and the forces they produce.

'Magnets 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Forces and Magnets

Curriculum subtopic:  Materials: Magnetic or Not?

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Magnets come in different shapes and sizes.

 

   
HORSESHOE MAGNET BAR MAGNET

 

Magnets produce forces. A magnet can pull (attract) another magnet, or push (repel) another magnet.

 

IRON is a magnetic material which can be picked up by a magnet. Other magnetic materials contain mostly IRON.

 

The PULLING FORCE of a magnet is called...

friction

attraction

subtraction

When magnets PUSH away from each other, we say they...

repel

reply

reverse

The opposite ends of a magnet are...

far apart

close together

the poles

Magnets repel when the poles are...

close together

the same

opposite

Magnets attract when the poles are...

colourful

the same

opposite

Which one of these objects can be picked up by a magnet?

iron nail

paper bag

plastic ruler

Which of these objects will be attracted to a magnet?

 

steel paper clip

crisp packet

silver ring

 

We can buy magnetic letters and objects which stick to the fridge door. Which material must they contain?

plastic

wood

iron

Which material is the fridge door made of? 

steel

aluminium

plastic

Steel is used to make all kinds of kitchen appliances. Which THREE of these will the fridge magnet also stick to? 

oven door

tumble dryer

work top

chopping board

washing machine

  • Question 1

 

The PULLING FORCE of a magnet is called...

CORRECT ANSWER
attraction
  • Question 2

When magnets PUSH away from each other, we say they...

CORRECT ANSWER
repel
  • Question 3

The opposite ends of a magnet are...

CORRECT ANSWER
the poles
EDDIE SAYS
Magnets have two poles, a NORTH pole and a SOUTH pole.
  • Question 4

Magnets repel when the poles are...

CORRECT ANSWER
the same
EDDIE SAYS
When the poles are the same, both North, or both South, the magnets repel, or push against each other.
  • Question 5

Magnets attract when the poles are...

CORRECT ANSWER
opposite
EDDIE SAYS
North poles are attracted, pulled towards, South poles!
  • Question 6

Which one of these objects can be picked up by a magnet?

CORRECT ANSWER
iron nail
EDDIE SAYS
Iron is a magnetic material, plastic and paper are not.
  • Question 7

Which of these objects will be attracted to a magnet?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
steel paper clip
EDDIE SAYS
Steel is a material which contains IRON, which is magnetic, making steel a magnetic material too. Silver is a metal which is not made of iron.
  • Question 8

 

We can buy magnetic letters and objects which stick to the fridge door. Which material must they contain?

CORRECT ANSWER
iron
EDDIE SAYS
Although fridge magnets are made using all kinds of materials, their magnetic parts must contain IRON.
  • Question 9

Which material is the fridge door made of? 

CORRECT ANSWER
steel
EDDIE SAYS
Steel is magnetic because it is a metal containing IRON.
  • Question 10

Steel is used to make all kinds of kitchen appliances. Which THREE of these will the fridge magnet also stick to? 

CORRECT ANSWER
oven door
tumble dryer
washing machine
EDDIE SAYS
'Washing machine magnet' just doesn't sound right! You could investigate this yourself using a fridge magnet, can you find other objects made from magnetic material?
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