How to Compare the Strength of Magnets: Lesson for Kids


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What types of material do magnets stick to?

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1. Which statement is true about the poles on a magnet?

2. You have three magnets. The red one held a chain of 5 paper clips. The blue one held a chain of 2 paper clips. The green one held a chain of 12 paper clips. You try to use the red magnet to hold a poster on your refrigerator. The poster falls down. Which of the other magnets might hold the poster?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about comparing the strengths of magnets. Answer questions on key points like what magnets stick to and the poles on a magnet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • How to figure out what type of magnet you should use on a refrigerator
  • Comparing two magnets
  • How to explain a pattern made by a magnet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the comparing the strengths of magnets lesson
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the poles of a magnet
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the patterns made by a magnet and what magnets stick to

Additional Learning

Learn more about magnets with the lesson we've named How to Compare the Strength of Magnets: Lesson for Kids. The following areas of study will be covered:

  • Examples of where magnets are used in everyday life
  • The poles of a magnet and how they function
  • How to test the strength of a magnet
  • What is a magnetic field and how to test its size