All About Magnets

Emily Huntsman

What are they?

  • Magnets are pieces iron that attract other metals
  • Temporary magnets are those which act like a permanent magnet when they are within a strong magnetic field.
  • Permanent magnets are magnets that retain its magnet properties absence of an inducing field or current.
  • Electromagnets are a soft metal core made into a magnet by the passage of electric current through a coil surrounding it.
  • Superconductors are substances capable of becoming superconducting at sufficiently low tempatures.

What are magnets attracted to?

  • Iron
  • Nickel
  • Cobalt

What is a magnetic field?

  • A region around a magnetic material or a moving electric charge within which force of magnetism acts

Did you know?

  • There are magnets in computer screens and TVs.
  • Joseph Black discovered magnets.
  • Metal such as iron, nickel, cobalt are attracted to magnets.

Five other planets with magnets fields

1.) Mercury

2.) Uranus

3.) Jupiter

4.) Neptune

5.) Saturn