What is Magnetism? Inside a Magnet Magnetic Earth
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The smallest particle of an element that has the properties of that element.
One of about 100 basic materials that make up all matter.
The core at the center of every atom.
A positively charged particle that is part of an atom's nucleus.
The small uncharged particle that is found in the nucleus of an atom.
A negatively charged particle that is found outside the nucleus of an atom, in the electron cloud.
A region in which the magnetic fields of all atoms are lined up in the same direction.
A material that is strongly attracted to a magnet, and which can be made into a magnet.
A magnet made from a material that easily loses its magnetism.
A magnet made of material that keeps its magnetism.
A device with a magnetized needle that can spin freely; a compass needle always points north.
The angle between geographic north and the north to which a compass needle points.
Van Allen belts
Two doughnut-shaped regions 1,000-25,000 kilometers above Earth that contain electrons and protons traveling at high speed.
Streams of electrically charged particles flowing at high speeds from the sun; solar wind pushes against Earth's magnetic field and surrounds it.
The region of Earth's magnetic field shaped by the solar wind.
A glowing region produced by the interaction of charged particles from the sun and atoms in the atmosphere.
The attraction or repulsion of magnetic materials.
Another name for a naturally occurring magnetic stone, magnetite
The region around the nucleus of an atom where electrons are located.