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Stithsonianscience Magnetism 2017-18

Magnetism vocabulary for a sixth grade science unit.
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Iron, Nickel, and Cobalt
The three elements which most strongly attract to a magnet.
Magnetite
The naturally magnetic mineral (aka: lodestone).
Poles
The strongest attracting parts of a magnet.
Attract
This is what a north pole and a south pole of a magnet will do to each other.
Repel
This is what two north poles or two south poles will do to each other.
Magnetic Field
The magnetic force surrounding a magnet.
Curie point
The temperature at which a magntetic material no longer responds to a magnetic field.
North and South
The two types of poles a magnet has.
Intersect or cross
This is something magnetic field lines do not "want" to do.
Domains
These are groups of molecules. In magnetized materials the groups are well ordered; in non-magnetized materials the groups are poorly ordered.
A magnet's north pole has greater magnetic strength than its south pole.
False
Magnetic poles come in pairs.
True
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