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Magnetism

Have you ever wondered exactly how that magnet sticks to your fridge? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will fill you in on the basics of magnets and magnetism. The dynamic duo will tell you all you need to know, from the discovery of naturally occurring iron magnets thousands of years ago to modern times, when electromagnets are used in electric motors, automobiles, and pretty much every electronic device you can think of. You’ll learn what magnetic domains are and how they work, as well as why a compass needle always points north. Plus, you’ll discover what a magnetic field is, and how you can create one with an electric current and a loop of wire. Magnetism is an attractive topic, so jump right in!

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What is a magnet made of, and how does it work?

If the earth is magnetic, how come magnets don’t go flying toward the poles?

Why don't all metals stick to magnets?