By Almina M and Ella U
Properties of Magnets
Magnets have three properties, these properties are very useful. Magnets attract iron and material containing iron. Magnets attract to each other when they are facing opposite poles and repel when facing like poles. Magnets were used to tell were north was because when magnets are swinging freely they face north.
There is a North Pole and a South Pole. Opposite poles attract and like poles repel.
These two cow magnets are repelling.
One cow magnet is causing the other magnet to move because they are repelling.
These two magnets are not attracted to each other.
The 2 types of force is a push or pull that causes objects to move. Opposite poles pull together and like poles push apart.
If the atoms in the magnetic domain are pointing in the same direction it is magnetic, if they are pointing in random directions they are not magnetic.
If some magnet is dropped or heated the atoms will point in random directions and it will lose its magnetism.