# What are magnets?

In this lesson, we will learn what magnets are and test putting magnets together in different ways to see whether the ends are attracted or repelled.

# What are magnets?

In this lesson, we will learn what magnets are and test putting magnets together in different ways to see whether the ends are attracted or repelled.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Know what magnets are
2. Describe when magnets attract and repel
3. Describe how to test the strength of a magnet

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## Starter quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
Is friction a contact or non-contact force?
non-contact
Q2.
In magnetism, 'attract' means...
push apart
Q3.
Which of the following is NOT a non-contact force?
Gravitational force
Magnetic force

## Exit quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
What are the two poles of a magnet called?
North and East poles
Correct answer: North and South poles
North and West poles
Q2.
What does 'repel' mean?
When objects are drawn together
When objects are on top of each other
Correct answer: When the objects push each other apart
Q3.
What's the sticky way to remember the sides of a magnet that attract?
Opposites are good
Opposites repel