Magnet
Electricity and Magnetism

A model for permanent magnets

Physics Narrative for 11-14 Supporting Physics Teaching

Magnets, action at a distance and fields

Two ways of representing the actions of magnets for the basis of understanding the actions of permanent magnets and other magnetic materials.

  • The model of a magnetic material as a series of mini-magnets
  • The idea of a field as showing where and how the action-at-a-distance of the magnet will affect magnetic materials

Magnet
can be analysed using Magnetic Field
2023 IOP Awards

Teachers of Physics Awards

Recognising and celebrating outstanding contributions to the field of physics education.

Learn more