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Magnets!. Science SOL 2.2 Created by cmy@2008. What are Magnets?. What are magnets?. Force that can push or pull things. What attracts a magnet?. Certain metals like iron or nickel or cobalt Lodestone or magnetite. How can you make a magnet?. Use a strong magnet

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Science SOL 2.2

Created by cmy@2008

what are magnets1
What are magnets?
  • Force that can push or pull things
what attracts a magnet
What attracts a magnet?
  • Certain metals like iron or nickel or cobalt
  • Lodestone or magnetite
how can you make a magnet
How can you make a magnet?
  • Use a strong magnet
  • Rub against something like a needle or pin many times
what are poles
What are poles?
  • Every magnet has a pole
  • North
  • South
  • Ends of magnets
attract and repel1
Attract and Repel
  • Like poles repel
  • Unlike poles attract
how does a compass work
How does a compass work?
  • Poles line up with the Earth’s poles
  • Magnetized needle will point north
  • Experiment: bowl of water, cap, magnetized needle
how do we use magnets
Help us do work

Pick up things that drop

Hold notes

Hold metal objects


Motors (electromagnet)



How do we use magnets?