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8 Magnets

8 Magnets key terms

Two things pulling towards each other. attract
A metal that is a magnetic material. (C) cobalt
A metal that is a magnetic material. (I) iron
Something that can attract magnetic materials. magnet
Materials that are attracted to a magnet; iron, cobalt, nickel and steel magnetic materials
A non-contact force. magnetism
A metal that is a magnetic material. (N) nickel
One end of a magnet. This ends points north if the magnet can move. north pole
Push away. repel
One end of a magnet. south pole
A mixture made mainly from iron; it is a magnetic material. steel
A straight magnet, shaped like a small bar. bar magnet
A magnetised piece of metal that can swing around – it points north. compass
The end of a magnet that points north if the magnet can move freely. north-seeking pole
The end of a magnet that points south if the magnet can move freely. south-seeking pole
The space around a magnet where it can affect magnetic materials or other magnets. magnetic field
The place on the Earth where compasses point north magnetic pole
A small compass used for finding the direction of a magnetic field. plotting compass
A coil of wire with electricity flowing in it. electromagnet
A magnet that keeps its magnetism permanent magnet
A solid bar inside an electromagnet core
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