Investigation: how does a magnet work?

Yesterday, we looked at magnets and discovered that magnets had poles: a North Pole and a South Pole. Usually with bar magnets, a North Pole is red and a south Pole is blue.

A magnetic field flows from the north to the south. It is this magnetic flow that says whether magnets will attract or repel each other.

We used what we thought we already knew to form a hypothesis. This is a statement that says what we think will happen.

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So the question is: do the same type of pole attract or repel each other?

Was your hypothesis true or false?

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