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

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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.

Answer:

  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.

Answer:

  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.

Answer:

There is a blade in pencil sharpener which is made up of iron. Iron is a magnetic material that is why it is attracted by the poles of magnet.

As showing in images is a blade in pencil sharpener

Blade in Pencil Sharpener

As showing in images is a blade in pencil sharpener