MHSB - 6 - Science :: Magic of magnet

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MSCERT-Sci-Grade 6


Course Content / Subtopic list:

  1. Magnets
  2. Types of magnet
  3. Magnetism
  4. Characteristics of a magnet
  5. How is magnetism destroyed?

Expected Learning Outcome:


  1. Define a magnet
  2. Describe magnetism
  3. Explain the characteristics of magnet

English Medium

English medium textbook

Marathi Medium

Marathi medium textbook

Lesson Plan

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

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[Contributor - Kripa S] (magnets for kids)

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 videos (Introduction) (Magnetic and non magnetic objects) (Discovery of magnets) (magnet always settles in north south direction) (magnetism on iron bar) (How magnetism can be destroyed or preserved)


[Contributor - Kripa S] (magnets) (types of magnet) (repel and attract) (magnetic poles) and non magnetic objects)


[Contributor - Kripa S]

1. Collect a set of small objects, both metallic and non metallic. Use a magnet and wave it in the proximity of each of the objects. Sort them according to whether or not they get attracted. What are the constituents of the objects that got attracted.

2. Mark one magnet such that one end is marked with a red cross and the other with a blue cross. Take another magnet and bring one of its ends close to one of the crosses. If it repels mark that end of the second magnet with the same colour as the one it is close to. Otherwise mark the other colour. The poles are now identified.

3. (magnetic spin and roll)

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 activities

1. Take a magnet from the laboratory and bring it near various objects in your use. Classify the objects into magnetic and non-magnetic.

2. Take a mixture of sand, pieces of paper, sawdust, iron filings and pins in a saucer and pass a magnet around the mixture.

3. Determine the directions in the class or laboratory. Tie a thread to the centre of a bar magnet and hang it from a stand. Note the direction in which the magnet settles and turn it around again. Let it settle and note the direction. Do this many times.

4. Place some iron filings on a sheet of paper and pass a bar magnet over them. Pick up the bar magnet by holding it in the centre.

5. Take a needle or nail. Place it steady on a table.

Keep on rubbing a magnet over it from one end to the other. Do this 7-8 times. Now take a few pins near that needle/nail.

6. Wind a long copper wire around an iron nail. Join both the ends of the wire to a cell. Now bring some pins near the head of the nail.

Additional Aids

[Contributor - Priya Kashid]

[Contributor - Ankita Srivastava]

Lesson Plan version 1.1 PPT


[Contributor - Priya Kashid]

Worksheets [Version 2021] (Worksheet 1) (Worksheet 2) (Worksheet 3)

Answer Keys [Version 2021] (Answerkey 1) (Answerkey 2) (Answerkey 3)

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