Magnets

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16 terms · test 3-9-12

force

push or pull

magnet

an object that sticks to iron

magnetism

a specific kind of force

attract

when magnets pull together

repel

when magnets push apart

temporary magnet

a piece of iron that behaves like a magnet when it is touching a permanent magnet

induced magnetism

the influence of a permanent magnet's magnetic field on a piece of iron, which makes the iron act like a magnet

detector

somethng you use to gather evidence about something you can't see

graph

organizes data visually to show a relationship between two things

prediction

an educated guess based on data or previous experience

What do magnest stick to?

iron

What do magnets do?

attract or repel

What do all magnet have?

a north and south pole

What can magnetism be induced in?

iron or steel and a few other metals

Does the magnetic force get stronger or weaker the greater the distance between the two magnets?

weaker

What can be used to detect a magnetic field?

compasses, iron fillings, and iron objects

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