You probably know what magnets are. Magnetism is a very mysterious force! It is a force that attracts or repells certain objects. Objects are magnetic because the electrons, which spin around an atom’s nucleus, are spinning in the same direction (they are all lined up). The spinning electrons create an invisible magnetic field, which can attract certain types of metal.

Now that you know the basics of magnetism, let’s see if you are good at identifying what things are magnetic and what things are not!

For this investigation, you need:

Using the steps on the printed investigation guide, complete this investigation!