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Burlison Magnets

Burlison Magnets Vocabulary

magnet any object that pulls certain metals toward it
bar,donut,horseshoe types of magnets
demagnetize removing magnetism from an object
south pole end of magnet sometimes marked with an S
north pole the pole that a compass needle seeks
repel push away from
attract to pull toward
magnetism magnet's ability to attract certain metals
magnetic poles areas of a magnet where its force of attraction is strongest
permanent magnet an object that keeps its magnetism for a long time
temporary magnet an object that loses its magnetism after a short time
compass a device that uses a free-moving magnetic needle to show direction
lodestone a rock that is naturally magnetic and is found at or near Earth's surface
magnetic field the space around a magnet where the force can act
iron & nickel 2 minerals found in Earth's core. May be used in magnets
minerals nonliving solid material that has definite chemical makeup. Found in Earth's outermost layer.
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