# How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not?

In this lesson, we will look at how we can tell if a material is magnetic or not and also learn how to make our own magnets!

# How can we tell if a material is magnetic or not?

In this lesson, we will look at how we can tell if a material is magnetic or not and also learn how to make our own magnets!

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Describe how to find out if a material is magnetic or not
2. State the difference between permanent magnets and temporary magnets
3. Name examples of magnetic and non-magnetic materials

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## Starter quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
Where is the magnetic field strongest around a magnet?
Away from the magnet
Near the north side
Q2.
Where do iron filings fall when scattered over a magnet?
Correct answer: Along the field lines of north and south poles
Randomly
They are ONLY attracted to the south end of a magnet
Q3.
What is a 'field' of a force?
A field of grass that has cows in.
An area in which a visible force will act.
Correct answer: An area in which an invisible force will act.

## Exit quiz

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### 7 Questions

Q1.
What happens when you move the north and north poles of two magnets together?
There is no effect
They attract
Q2.
What happens when you move the north and south poles of two magnets together?
There is no effect
They repel
Q3.
What happens when you move the north pole of a magnet and an iron nail together?
There is no effect
They repel
Q4.
What happens when you move the south pole of a magnet and an iron nail together?
There is no effect
They repel
Q5.
What happens when you move an iron nail (not magnetised) and iron filings (not magnetised) together?
Correct answer: There is no effect
They attract
They repel
Q6.
What happens when you move a magnet and a piece of plastic together?
Correct answer: There is no effect
They attract
They repel
Q7.
What happens when you move an iron nail (not magnetised) and a piece of plastic together?
Correct answer: There is no effect
They attract
They repel