Term Definition
lodestone A natural iron containing rock that acts as a magnet
magnetised To make something magnetic
permanent magnets Magnets that stay magnetised
temporary magnets Magnets that easily lose their magnetism
domains Sections in a material where the magnetic spins of the atoms are in the same direction
magnetically hard Hard to magnetism but becomes a permanent magnet
magnetically soft Easy to magnetism but becomes a temporary magnet
repel To pull apart
attract To draw together
pole The end of a magnet (either north or south)
magnetic induction To create magnetism in an object by the influence of a magnetic field
magnetic field The area under the influence of a magnetic force
field lines Lines drawn (N –> S) to show where the magnetic field is
north-seeking pole Also called the north pole, is the pole of a magnet that points north
south-seeking pole Also called the south pole, is the pole of a magnet that points south
solenoid A coil of wire
electromagnet A magnet created when electricity passes through a solenoid
core A magnetic substance in the centre of a solenoid


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