# NCERT Class VI Science Solutions: Chapter 13-Fun with Magnets Part 1

Question 1:

Fill in the blanks in the following

1. Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as __________, __________ and ____________.

2. The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called________.

3. Paper is not a ______ material.

4. In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of ___________.

5. A magnet always has __________ poles.

1. Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as bar-magnet, cylindrical magnet and horse-shoe magnet.

2. The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called magnetic material.

3. Paper is not a magnetic material.

4. In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of bar-magnet.

5. A magnet always has two poles.

Question 2:

State whether the following statements are true or false.

1. A cylindrical magnet has only one pole.

2. Artificial magnets were discovered in Greece.

3. Similar poles of a magnet repel each other.

4. Maximum iron filings stick in the middle of a bar magnet when it is brought near them.

5. Bar magnets always point towards North-South direction.

6. A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place.

7. Rubber is a magnetic material.

1. A cylindrical magnet has only one pole. (False)

2. Artificial magnets were discovered in Greece. (False)

3. Similar poles of a magnet repel each other. (True)

4. Maximum iron filings stick in the middle of a bar magnet when it is brought near them. (False)

5. Bar magnets always point towards North-South direction. (True)

6. A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place. (True)

7. Rubber is a magnetic material. (False)

Question 3:

It was observed that a pencil sharpener gets attracted by both the poles of a magnet although its body is made of plastic. Name a material that might have been used to make some part of it.