Discussion: Magnetic Metals

Investigate the difference between metals that are magnetic and those that are not, and do any research needed to thoughtfully consider the following questions:
  • Are there specific factors or parameters that affect magnetism?
  • What are the magnetic surfaces in your home/kitchen/workplace made of?
  • Why does Earth has a magnetic field?
  • What are some of the inventions or ways humans have made use of Earth’s magnetic field?
  • Breakfast cereal is often fortified with iron. Do you think the iron in cereal is magnetic? Why or why not. Now watch this video

Post a paragraph or two about what you found most interesting, or what you learned through this investigation into magnetism.