Fun with Magnets Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Ncert Solutions

Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun with Magnets Ncert Solutions are provided here. NCERT Intext and End Exercise questions of Class 6 Science Chapter 13 Fun with Magnets.

Class 6 Science Chapter 13 : Fun with Magnets

Fun with Magnets is the thirteenth chapter of NCERT Text book of Class 6 Science. The end exercise and intext questions are comprised of the topics – Magnet, Non Magnetic, Poles of Magnet, Finding Directions, Making our own magnet, Attraction and Repulsion between magnets, a few cautions with magnets, etc

Chapter 13 : Fun with Magnets ( Ncert Solutions)

SubjectScience
Class 6th – ( Class VI )
Chapter Chapter 13 : Fun with Magnets
Study MaterialNCERT intext and End Exercise Solutions
Total Questions 10 Questions
Text BookNCERT Text Book

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Science Chapter 13 : Fun with Magnets

Ques. 1 : Fill in the blanks in the following
(i) Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as ____________ , _____________ and __________ .
Ans. Cylindrical Magnets, Bar Magnets and Horse Shoe magnets.
Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as Cylindrical Magnets, Bar Magnets and Horse Shoe magnets.

(ii) The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called __________.
Ans. Magnetic Materials
The Materials which are attracted towards a magnet are called Magnetic Materials.

(iii) Paper is not a _______ material.
Ans. Magnetic
Paper is not a Magnetic material.

(iv) In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of __________.
Ans. Bar Magnet
In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of Bar Magnet.

(v) A magnet always has __________ poles.
Ans. Two
A magnet always has two poles.

Ques. 2 : State whether the following statements are true or false:
(i) A cylindrical magnet has only one pole.
Ans. False

(ii) Artificial magnets were discovered in Greece.
Ans. False

(iii) Similar poles of a magnet repel each other.
Ans. True

(iv) Maximum iron filings stick in the middle of a bar magnet when it is brought near them.
Ans. False

(v) Bar magnets always point towards North-South direction.
Ans. True

(vi) A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place.
Ans. True

(vii) Rubber is a magnetic material.
Ans. False

Ques. 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.
Ans. There is a blade in a pencil sharpener which is made up of iron. Iron is a magnetic material that is why it gets attracted by the poles of a magnet.

Ques. 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 IColumn II
N – N_____________
N – _________Attraction
S – N_____________
____________ – SRepulsion

Ans.

Column IColumn II
N – NRepulsion
N – SAttraction
S – NAttraction
S – SRepulsion

Ques. 5 : Write any two properties of a magnet.
Ans.
Properties of a Magnet are –

  • Opposite poles of two magnets attract each other.
  • Like Poles of two magnet repel each other.
  • A magnet has two poles : North Pole and South Pole

Ques. 6 : Where are poles of a bar magnet located?
Ans. There are two poles of a bar magnet – North Pole and South Pole. These poles are located at the ends of the bar magnet ( just before the ends ).

Ques. 7 : A bar magnet has no markings to indicate its poles. How would you find out near which end is its north pole located?
Ans. There are two ways by which we can find out the north pole of a magnet.

A bar magnet is hanged in the air and the end pointing to the north pole will be regarded as the North pole of the magnet.

Also, if we bring a bar magnet ( with known poles) near to the given bar magnet. If the south pole is brought to the magnet then it will show attraction if it is north pole. Hence we can know the north pole of the given magnet.

Ques. 8 : You are given an iron strip. How will you make it into a magnet?
Ans. We can convert an iron strip into a magnet by following steps : –

  • Take a flat strip of iron.
  • Place one end of bar magnet over the iron strip and rub it horizontally in one direction only .
  • Lift the magnet when you reach the end of the strip.
  • Repeat this process 30-40 times.
  • After this process, the iron strip will acquire properties of a magnet.

Ques. 9 : How is a compass used to find directions?
Ans. A compass always shows north and south direction. By keeping this as reference we can always find east and west directions also.

Ques. 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 affects are mentioned in Column II.
Match the statements given in Column I with those in Column II.

Column IColumn II
Boat gets attracted towards the magnetBoat is fitted with a magnet with north pole towards its head
Boat is not affected by the magnetBoat is fitted with a magnet with south pole towards its head
Boat moves towards the magnet if north pole of the magnet is brought near its headBoat has a small magnet fixed along its length
Boat moves away from the magnet when north pole is brought near its headBoat is made of magnetic material
Boat floats without changing its directionBoat is made up of non-magnetic material

Ans.

Column IColumn II
Boat gets attracted towards the magnetBoat has small magnet fixed along its length
Boat is not affected by the magnetBoat is made of a non-magnetic material.
Boat moves towards the magnet if north pole of the magnet is brought near its headBoat is lifted with a magnet with the south pole towards its head.
Boat moves away from the magnet when north pole is brought near its head Boat is fitted with a magnet with the north pole towards its head
Boat floats without changing its directionBoat is made of magnetic material.