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.

Q1:

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

  • AOnly north
  • BNorth and south
  • COnly south

Q2:

What happens if you place like poles (the same 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.

Q3:

Where is Earth’s magnetic force the strongest?

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

Q4:

Choose the correct words to complete the diagram.

Opposite poles . Like poles .

  • Arepel, repel
  • Battract, attract
  • Crepel, attract
  • Dattract, repel

Q5:

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

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

Q6:

This is a bar magnet.

Magnetic field-72 ppi

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

  • ANorth
  • BSouth
  • CBoth north and south

Q7:

The center of Earth contains molten metals that are magnetic.

This creates Earth’s magnetic .

Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.

  • Aforce
  • Brays
  • Cfence
  • Dfield

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