Maggie Snodgrass

Have you ever wondered how magnets work?

What is a Magnet?

A magnet is a piece of iron that has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field.

Did you know?

  • With magnets opposites attract
  • Magnets have North and South poles
  • Each magnet has a magnetic field
  • They are used to locate metal studs on the wall
  • They seal air conditioning vents
  • Compasses use magnets to work
  • they can clean up metal shavings