CBSE NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13

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CBSE NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 13:

Question-1:

Fill in the blanks:
(i) Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as --------, ------------ and ---------.
(ii) The materials which are attracted towards magnets 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.

Solution:

(i) Artificial magnets are made in different shapes such as bar magnets, horse-shoe magnets, and Cylindrical magnets.
(ii) The materials which are attracted towards magnets are called magnetic materials.
(iii)Paper is not a magnetic material. Paper is not attracted by magnet. Hence, it is not a magnetic material.
(iv) In olden days, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of bar magnet A freely suspended magnet always comes to rest in the North-South direction. Hence, sailors used to find direction by suspending a piece of bar magnet.
(v) A magnet always has two poles. A magnet has two poles called the South Pole (S) and the North Pole (N).

Question-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 bought near
them.
(v) Bar magnets always point towards the North-South direction.

Solution:

(i) False
Magnets always have two poles; the North Pole and the South Pole. A cylindrical magnet also has two poles.
(ii) False
Artificial magnets were not discovered in Greece. Only natural magnets were discovered in Greece.
(iii) True
Like poles of magnets repel each other, while unlike poles of magnets attract each other. The south pole of a magnet attracts the north pole of another magnet and repels the south pole of that magnet.
(iv)False
The amount of iron filings that stick to a bar magnet depends on the strength of the
magnet. The magnetism of a bar magnet is maximum at its two poles and minimum in the
middle. Hence, maximum iron filings will stick at the two ends of the magnet and
minimum in the middle.
(v) True
A freely suspended magnet always points towards the North-South direction.

Question-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.

Solution:

The blade of a pencil sharpener is made of iron. Iron is a magnetic material. Since
magnets can attract objects made of magnetic materials, a pencil sharpener gets attracted towards both poles of a magnet.