Maryland Education Standards. A magnet is any substance that attracts the element iron or anything with iron in it. All magnets have opposite ends or poles. These are referred to as the north and south poles. In addition, because of polarity, all magnets will point toward the magnetic north pole of the earth. While the greatest magnetic force is at the poles, there is some degree of magnetism all around a magnet. This is called the
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MD.5.0. Physics: Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of matter and energy and the energy transformations that occur
5.C.3. Electricity and Magnetism: Identify and describe magnetic fields and their relationship to electric current.
5.C.3.a. Investigate and describe the magnetic fields surrounding various types of magnets using materials, such as iron filings and small compasses: A single bar magnet; Two bar magnets with like poles facing; Two bar magnets with opposite poles facing; A horseshoe magnet.
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