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Magnetic and Non-magnetic Materials


Key Stage 2


A magnetic material is one which is attracted to magnets. A non-magnetic material is one which is not attracted to magnets.

About Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Materials

Only metals are magnetic materials, but not all metals are magnetic materials.
The magnetic metals are:
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Cobalt
  • Nickle
Magnets are attracted to some metals. Those metals are magnetic but they are not magnets themselves.

Key Stage 3