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Studying Magnetic Fields




Investigate the properties and behavior of magnetic fields.


  • Bar magnets
  • Iron filings
  • Paper
  • Compass
  • Notebook for recording data


  1. Place a sheet of paper over a bar magnet.
  2. Sprinkle iron filings evenly over the paper and observe the pattern formed.
  3. Use a compass to trace the magnetic field lines around the magnet and record your observations in your notebook.
  4. Repeat the experiment with different magnet shapes and configurations (e.g., two magnets placed side by side).
  5. Analyze the magnetic field patterns and discuss the behavior of magnetic fields.
  6. Present your findings in a report, explaining the principles of magnetism and its applications.