# How to lose magnets magnetism

## Intro

Nicholas and I were thinking how could we lose a magnet's magnetism. So we put some work and came up with a plan and asked the teacher to read it. It took many tries but we finally did it just like Thomas Edison said "I didn't stumble 1,000 times, the light bulb is a invention with 1,001 steps". We did this to figure out how to lose a magnet's magnetism.

## variables

Independent Variable: Magnet

Dependent Variable: Magnetism

Controlled Variable: The height wen drop the magnet from. The amount of water we put in cup. How many times we rub the magnet on the pencil.

## Recall

• We found ways we thought a magnet will lose its magnetism.
• One way that we thought it would lose it magnetism was dropping the magnet from desk height.
• Another way the magnet could lose its magnetism was dropping a magnet into water.
• The final way we thought it would lose its magnetism was rubbing the magnet on a pencil.

## Explain

• We tried to find out what makes a magnet lose its magnetism
• We did this by following 11 simple steps.
• By following these steps we hoped to find the answer.

## Results

• Results from dropping a magnet from desk height will not make it lose its magnetism.
• Another result is that dropping a magnet in water will not make it lose its magnetism.
• Another result is that rubbing a magnet on a pencil will make it lose its magnetism

## uncertanties

• What makes a magnet lose its magnetism?
• Why did the things we do not make it lose its magnetism?
• I'm not sure we dropped the magnet from high enough?

## something new we learned

• I learned dropping a magnet from desk height will not make it lose its magnetism.
• I learned dropping a magnet from desk height into water will not make it lose its magnetsim.
• I learned rubbing a magnet on a pencil will not make it lose its magnetism.
• we learned it is not that easy to lose magnetism.
• Magnetism is a strong force.

## Claim

• The magnet did not lose its magnetism by dropping a magnet from desk height.
• A magnet will not lose its magnetism by dropping it into water.
• A magnet will lose its magnetism if we rubbed a pencil on it 3x.

## explain

We have noticed 1 of the trials made the magnet lose its magnetism. For dropping the magnet from desk height the magnet didn't lose any of its magnetism. Before the experiment the magnet held 11 paperclips after the test the magnet held 11 too. When we dropped the magnet into water the magnet didn't lose any of its magnetism. Before the experiment held 12 paperclips after test it held 12 too. The only experiment that made it lose its magnetism was rubbing the magnet against a pencil which before the experiment it held 11 after experiment it held 10 paperclips.

## reasoning

To make a magnet lose it magnetism by dropping it from desk height the vibration of the magnet had to be so perfect that whenever the vibration went through the material it would just make it lose its magnetic force. The reason the magnet didn't lose its magnetism when we dropped it into water was because the waters magnetism was not significant enough to make it lose its magnetism. The reason the magnet did lose its magnetism whenever we rubbed the magnet on a pencil is because whenever we rubbed it we transferred the magnetism onto the pencil.