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# Name ________________________ Date ______________________

Magnets

1. Barry tested two magnets. Magnet A picked up 12 paper clips. Magnet B picked up 6
paper clips. How much stronger was Magnet A?
O ten times stronger O two times stronger O same strength O half as strong

2. Samuel has some plastic letters that stick to the refrigerator door. What can he infer?

## 3. An electromagnet in a junkyard is used to lift ______________________.

O plastic or glass O wood O steel or iron O magnets

## 4. Two bar magnets will attract if

O They do not have N and S poles. O Their two N poles are facing.
O Their two S poles are facing. O The N pole of one faces the S pole of the other.

## 5. How can you tell if an object is a magnet?

O See if it sticks to an iron block. O See if it sticks to a glass block.
O See if it sticks to a plastic block. O See if it sticks to a rubber block.

## 6. A block of metal is attracted to a magnet. What must the block contain?

O silver O aluminum O iron O copper

## 7. Use the table to answer the question.

Poles Facing Attract/Repel
a. N-N
b. S-S
c. N-S
d. S-N
A student makes the data table above. What question is this student investigating?
O Which of 4 magnets is strongest?
O Which poles of magnets attract iron?
O Which poles of 2 magnets attract or repel each other?
O Which magnets attract or repel steel paper clips?

## 8. What happens to an electromagnet if you turn off the flow of electricity?

O It no longer attracts iron. O It stops making electricity.
O Its thermal energy increases. O It gets stronger.
9. How can you make a temporary magnet?
O Pull an iron object across a permanent magnet.
O Put a magnet on a refrigerator.
O Place the S poles of two magnets next to each other.
O Place the N pole of one magnet next to the S pole of another.

## 10. Which is NOT a use of magnets?

O holding cabinets closed O sorting paper from plastic
O generating electricity O storing information on computer hard drives

## 11. Use the table to answer the question.

Magnet Number of paper
clips picked up
A 3
B 17
C 11
D 8
The table shows the results from a test comparing magnet strengths. What can you
conclude?
O Magnet A is stronger than all the magnets.
O Magnet B is stronger than Magnet C.
O Magnet D is the weakest of the four magnets.
O Magnet D is twice as strong as Magnet A.

## 12. Which of these is NOT attracted to the N pole of a bar magnet?

O The S pole of another bar magnet. O An iron nail.
O The S pole of a horseshoe magnet. O The N pole of a horseshoe magnet.

Use the words from the word box to complete each sentence. Do not misspell the words.

## attract electromagnet generator magnet magnetic poles

repel temporary magnet

## 13. When you push something away, you ______________________________ it.

14. A machine that uses a magnet to make electricity is a _______________________________.
15. A ______________________________ attracts objects that contain iron.
16. This word means to pull toward. _________________________________
17. A _______________________________ is an object that is magnetic for a brief period of time.
18. A kind of magnet that can be turned on and off is an ______________________________.
19. _____________________________ objects will stick to most refrigerators.
20. All magnets have two ends called _________________________ .

Magnets

1. Barry tested two magnets. Magnet A picked up 12 paper clips. Magnet B picked up 6
paper clips. How much stronger was Magnet A?
O ten times stronger O two times stronger O same strength O half as strong

2. Samuel has some plastic letters that stick to the refrigerator door. What can he infer?

## 3. An electromagnet in a junkyard is used to lift _______________________.

O plastic or glass O wood O steel or iron O magnets

## 4. Two bar magnets will attract if

O They do not have N and S poles. O Their two N poles are facing.
O Their two S poles are facing. O The N pole of one faces the S pole of the other.

## 5. How can you tell if an object is a magnet?

O See if it sticks to an iron block. O See if it sticks to a glass block.
O See if it sticks to a plastic block. O See if it sticks to a rubber block.

## 6. A block of metal is attracted to a magnet. What must the block contain?

O silver O aluminum O iron O copper

## 7. Use the table to answer the question.

Poles Facing Attract/Repel
a. N-N
b. S-S
c. N-S
d. S-N
A student makes the data table above. What question is this student investigating?
O Which of 4 magnets is strongest?
O Which poles of magnets attract iron?
O Which poles of 2 magnets attract or repel each other?
O Which magnets attract or repel steel paper clips?

## 8. What happens to an electromagnet if you turn off the flow of electricity?

O It no longer attracts iron. O It stops making electricity.
O Its thermal energy increases. O It gets stronger.
9. How can you make a temporary magnet?
O Pull an iron object across a permanent magnet.
O Put a magnet on a refrigerator.
O Place the S poles of two magnets next to each other.
O Place the N pole of one magnet next to the S pole of another.

## 10. Which is NOT a use of magnets?

O holding cabinets closed O sorting paper from plastic
O generating electricity O storing information on computer hard drives

## 11. Use the table to answer the question.

Magnet Number of paper
clips picked up
A 3
B 17
C 11
D 8
The table shows the results from a test comparing magnet strengths. What can you
conclude?
O Magnet A is stronger than all the magnets.
O Magnet B is stronger than Magnet C.
O Magnet D is the weakest of the four magnets.
O Magnet D is twice as strong as Magnet A.

## 12. Which of these is NOT attracted to the N pole of a bar magnet?

O The S pole of another bar magnet. O An iron nail.
O The S pole of a horseshoe magnet. O The N pole of a horseshoe magnet.

Use the words from the word box to complete each sentence. Do not misspell the words.

## attract electromagnet generator magnet magnetic poles

repel temporary magnet

## 13. When you push something away, you repel it.

14. A machine that uses a magnet to make electricity is a generator.
15. A magnet attracts objects that contain iron.
16. This word means to pull toward. attract
17. A temporary magnet is an object that is magnetic for a brief period of time.
18. A kind of magnet that can be turned on and off is an electromagnet.
19. Magnetic objects will stick to most refrigerators.
20. All magnets have two ends called poles.