Worksheet: How Magnets Work

In this worksheet, we will practice on how to identify the poles of two magnets and predict whether they will attract or repel each other.


Which end(s) of a magnet will attract magnetic materials?

  • AOnly north
  • BOnly south
  • CNorth and south


What happens if you place like poles (the same ends) of a bar magnet next to each other?

  • AThe magnets repel (push away from) each other.
  • BThe magnets attract (pull toward) each other.
  • CNothing happens.


Where is Earth’s magnetic force the strongest?

  • AThe force is equal at both poles.
  • BThe South Pole
  • CThe North Pole


Choose the correct words to complete the diagram.

Opposite poles . Like poles .

  • Arepel, repel
  • Battract, repel
  • Cattract, attract
  • Drepel, attract


What happens if you place opposite poles (ends) of a bar magnet next to each other?

  • AThe magnets attract (pull toward each other).
  • BThe magnets repel (push away from each other).
  • CNothing happens.


This is a bar magnet.

Magnetic field-72 ppi

Which end of the magnet is attracted to Earth’s magnetic north pole?

  • ANorth
  • BBoth north and south
  • CSouth


The center of Earth contains molten metals that are magnetic.

This creates Earth’s magnetic .

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

  • Arays
  • Bfield
  • Cforce
  • Dfence


Fill in the blank label to name the type of magnet shown.

  • AWand magnet
  • BHorseshoe magnet
  • CBar magnet
  • DDisc magnet
  • ERing magnet


Which of the following statements explains why magnet A appears to be floating above magnet B?

  • ALike poles repel each other.
  • BOpposite poles attract each other.
  • COpposite poles repel each other.
  • DLike poles attract each other.

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