Magnets have a north pole and a south pole. What do you think will happen if we put the north pole of one magnet next to the south pole of another magnet? The magnets will be attracted to each other and will pull together. The magnets will repel and try to push away.
Put in the missing words from the box below: Magnets have a ________ pole and a _______ pole. When two south poles or two north poles are held near each other they _____________. This is because two like magnets will always ____________ one another. When a north and a south pole are held near each other, they will ___________ because opposites always ____________.