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Can Magnets Attract Anything?

Experiments | 9-14 yrs | Video, Learning Pod

REQUIREMENTS:-

WHAT TO DO:-

Divide the objects into two groups, metals and non-metals. Hold the magnet close to the objects in the first group, one at a time. Now repeat the same, for the other group.

WHAT HAPPENS:-

Some metal objects attach themselves to the magnet. Others do not. The magnet is attracted to some surfaces, but not to others.

WHY THIS HAPPENS:-

Magnets are pieces of steel or iron which have the ability to attract objects made from steel, iron, nickel and chrome. Since wood, sketch pens and paper don’t contain any of these metals, the magnet is not drawn to them.

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