You are given an iron strip. How will you make it into a magnet?

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 6

We can turn magnetic materials like iron, nickel, and cobalt into a magnet. This process is called magnetization. Only magnetic materials can be turned into a magnet. Non-magnetic materials can't be turned into a magnet.

Turning an iron strip into a magnet:
An iron stip is a magnetic material. So it can be turned into a magnet. Let us follow these steps to turn an iron strip into a magnet:
  • Let us take a bar magnet and place one of its poles with one end of the iron strip.
  • Move the bar magnet along the length of the iron bar from one end to another end without lifting the bar magnet.
  • On repeating this process about 30-40 times, the iron strip will be made into a magnet.

Testing magnetized iron strips:

Therefore, the iron bar turns into a permanent magnet by following the above-given steps. This newly obtained magnet can be tested by placing some iron filings near it. It is observed that iron filings are attracted to this magnetized iron strip.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:31:37