In this movie, you’ll learn that magnets attract objects made with iron. Magnets have two poles, a north pole and a south pole. The opposite poles of magnets will attract, or pull toward each other. The like poles will repel, or push away. Magnets can pull through gases, like air, but some can also pull through solids and liquids. A magnetic field is the area around the magnet where it can attract or repel things. A magnet will affect a magnetic object only when it enters its magnetic field. How is a compass like a magnet? Watch the movie to find out!

Magnets Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about magnets. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Magnets topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »

Magnets Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about magnets. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Magnets. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »