Forces make objects move.
Some forces need a contact between two objects, like your bike wheel on the ground as you cycle, or your hand on a spoon as you stir a saucepan of food.
Others work without any direct contact with the object they act on, like magnetism and gravity: they can exert a force over a distance without touching anything.
Pushing and pulling are examples of contact forces.
Magnetism and gravity are examples of non-contact forces.
In this worksheet you'll be finding out about the forces behind how magnets behave - now I call that attractive!