How can you find the north and south pole of a magnet?
PROCEDURE: Go to 4 different stations and complete the assignment. Listen to your teacher give instructions.
Station #1. Put a sheet of paper over the bar magnet. Sprinkle iron filings. Draw what happens. Be careful not to put the iron filings on the magnet.
Station #2. There are 4 ring magnets. Experiment with them and arrange them so they "float." See diagram. Explain why this occurs.
Station #3. There are 2 magnets with iron files all over them. Draw what happens when you slowly pull them apart. What causes this? Next try to take 1 magnet and slowly turn it to the opposite face. What happens?
How many paper clips can you pick up?
How many paper clips can you line up (see diagram above)?
CONCLUSIONS: How were you able to distinguish north and south?