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Magnets

Science, Grade 2

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Study Guide Magnets Science, Grade 2

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MAGNETS What Is a Magnet? A magnet attracts certain kinds of metal. Attract means to pull towards. If something is magnetic, that means it is attracted by a magnet. Examples of things that ARE and are NOT attracted by magnets: Item Attracted by Magnet? paper clip YES eraser NO nail YES plastic button NO key YES Magnets come in different shapes and sizes. Everyday Magnets Magnets are used most every day. Example: You may have magnets on your refrigerator to hang up pictures and notes. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Different types of magnets This is a bar magnet. This is a horseshoe magnet. A North and South Pole A magnet has two poles, a north and a south pole. The Strength of a Magnet Some magnets are stronger than other magnets. The invisible field around a magnet is called a magnetic field. Let’s check what we have learned so far: Can you see a magnetic field? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
What Does a Magnet Attract? The north pole on a magnet attracts the south pole of another magnet. The north pole on a magnet repels the north pole of another magnet. Repel means to push away. Magnets attract certain kinds of metal such as iron. Magnet attracts with MORE force when object is CLOSE. Magnet attracts with LESS force if the object is FAR AWAY. Temporary and Permanent Magnets A temporary magnet won’t be magnetic for a long time. A permanent magnet will be magnetic for a long time. Compass A compass is a tool with a small needle that responds to the Earth’s magnetic field by always pointing North. Let’s check what we have learned so far: What does repel mean? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Other Uses of Magnets Magnets are used by recycling plants when they sort through piles of trash. The magnets help sort out the metal items. Construction workers use special magnets to lift heavy metal objects. Let’s check what we have learned so far: What is one way a magnet can be used? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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