Study Materials

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th Science

 

Page 1 of 4

Chapter 13. FUN WITH MAGNETS

Chapter Review

 

 

 

13. FUN WITH MAGNETS


Chapter-Reviews: 

  • The substances having the property of attracting iron are now known
    as magnets.
  • Magnetite is a natural magnet.
  • Magnetite contains Iron. 
  • Magnets, which are made from a pieces of Iron by men are known as artificial magnets. 
  • Nowadays artificial magnets are prepared in different shapes. For example, bar magnet, horse-shoe magnet, cylindrical or a ballended
    magnet.
  • Artificial magnet is powerful magnet than natural magnet. 
  • The materials which get attracted towards a magnet are magnetic – for example, iron, nickel or cobalt.
  • The materials which are not attracted towards a magnet are non-magnetic. Examples: Plastics, wood, Alumunium, leather and papers etc. 
  • Magnets have two poles, that are North pole and South pole. 
  • When a bar magnet hanged freely with a thread by its balanced centre point after coming in rest its one of the pole lives toward north direction while other pole lives in South direction. 
  • The end of the magnet that points towards North is called its North seeking end or the North pole of the magnet.
  • The other end that points towards the South is called South seeking end or the South pole of the magnet.
  • All magnets have two poles whatever their shape may be.
    Usually, north (N) and south (S) poles are marked on the magnets.
  • Magnet is used to separate iron contains from the mixture of sand and iron fills.
  • The most of the iron filings are attracted towards the two ends of a bar magnet.
  • Magnets were known to people from ancient times.
  • Magnets are also used to find  the direction, such device which is used to find the direction is known as compass. 
  •  

 

Page 1 of 4

 

Chapter Contents: