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Magnets and electromagnets
Magnets and springs
A fun game to revise basic magnetic ideas.
Magnets and electric current (Bitesize)
Revise magnets, magnetic fields and electromagnets then try the activity and do the test.
Find out about magnetism using this interactive activity.
Find out more about magnetism. Click on
Launch ball game from the Science Museum
This is an absolutely fantastic site. Packed with brilliant puzzles and games to play and create for your friends. Highly recommended.
Blockbusters quiz on magnets
Click on the letters and answer the questions - try to make it across the board!
Bitesize: Bar Magnets
Read all about bar magnets. Then try the activity and do the test!
Bitesize: Magnetic Fields
Read all about magnetic fields. Then try the activity and do the test!
Bitesize: Electric Bell
Read all about using electromagnets in an electric bell. Then try the activity and do the test!
Use the magnets to stop the thief from stealing the priceless treasure.
Magnets and Electromagnets Animation
More the compass to look at the field, and change the number of turns and the voltage.
Magnetic power - crossword
Try out this crossword puzzle on magnetism.
Magnets and the effect of electric current
This activity shows the effects of electric current on magnetism. Watch the animation then try the quiz.
Probing fridge magnets
An experiment for you to find out how fridge magnets work
Some info pages on how to make and break magnets.
How stuff works: electromagnets
Detailas of how electromagnets work with links to some uses of electromagnets.
Invention of the magnetic compass
Find out about the invention of the magnetic compass.
Electricity and magnetism at a glance
Learn about electromagnets, the Earth's magnetic field, uses of electromagnets and much more.
Explain that stuff: how reed switches work
Learn about how reed switches work and find some examples of where they are used.
Doc Brown's quiz on magnets
Try out this multiple choice quiz from Doc Brown on magnetism and electromagnetism.
Find out how we can use magnetism separate iron from waste in this short video.
Japanese maglev train, 581km/h
Watch this video about the Japanese maglev train.
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