# NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

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## NCERT solutions for class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets Exercise

Q.1 Fill in the blanks in the following.
(i) Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as __________, __________ and ____________.
(ii) The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called________.
(iii) Paper is not a ______ material.
(iv) In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of ___________.
(v) A magnet always has __________ poles.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

(i) Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as bar magnet, horse shoe and cylindrical.
(ii) The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called magnetic.
(iii) Paper is not a magnetic material.
(iv) In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of magnet.
(v) A magnet always has two poles.

Q.2 State whether the following statements are true or false:
(i) A cylindrical magnet has only one pole.
(ii) Artificial magnets were discovered in Greece.
(iii) Similar poles of a magnet repel each other.
(iv) Maximum iron filings stick in the middle of a bar magnet when it is brought near them.
(v) Bar magnets always point towards North-South direction.
(vi) A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place.
(vii) Rubber is a magnetic material.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

i) False
ii) False
iii) True
iv) False
v) True
vi) True
vii) False

Q.3 It was observed that a pencil sharpener gets attracted by both the poles of a magnet although its body is made of plastic. Name a material that might have been used to make some part of it.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

Iron

Q.4 Column I shows different positions in which one pole of a magnet is placed near that of the other. Column II indicates the resulting action between them for each situation. Fill in the blanks.
Column –I
N-N
N - ______
S-N
S - _________
Column – II
_________
Attraction
_________
Repulsion

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

Column – $?$Column – II
N-N$?$ Repulsion
N - S $?$Attraction
S-N $?$ Attraction
S– S$?$Repulsion

Q.5 Write any two properties of a magnet.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

Any two properties of the magnet are given below.
(I) it attracts iron, nickel and cobalt
(II)If the magnet is rotated freely, it always stops in the north and south

Q.6 Where are poles of a bar magnet located?

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

At both end the poles are located

Q.7 A bar magnet has no markings to indicate its poles. How would you find out near which end is its north pole is located?

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

If the magnet is rotated freely, it always stops in the north and south.The pole which will stop in the north is called the North Pole and The pole which will stop in the south is called the south Pole.

Q.8 You are given an iron strip. How will you make it into a magnet?

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

If we rub the iron strip on the magnet it will become a magnet

Q.9 How is a compass used to find directions?

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

The compass always shows North and South directions. Knowing North-South direction, one can always find out East and West directions also.

Q.10 A magnet was brought from different directions towards a toy boat that has been floating in water in a tub. Affect observed in each case is stated in Column I. Possible reasons for the observed effects are mentioned in Column II. Match the statements given in Column I with those in Column II.

##### Column II
(i) The boat gets attracted towards the magnet .
(ii) The boat is not affected by the magnet
(iii) The boat moved towards the magnet when the north pole is brought near its head
(iv)A boat moves away from the magnet when the north pole is brought near its head
(v) Boat floats without changing its directtion
##### Column II
(a) The boat is fitted with a magnet with a north pole towards its head
(b) The boat is fitted with a magnet with a south pole towards its head
(c) The boat has a small magnet fixed along its length
(d) The boat is made up of magnetic material
(e) The boat is made up of non-magnetic material

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun With Magnets

(i)$?$ (d)
(ii)$?$ (e)
(iii) $?$(b)
(iv) $?$(a)
(v) $?$(c)

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