Lesson 9, Topic 4
Caring for a Magnet
A magnet may gradually lose its magnetic properties, becoming weaker. If not kept well, until it is completely demagnetized. The following can be done to care for a magnet.
- Magnets should be handled and stored with care in order not to lose their magnetic properties.
- Magnets should not be hammered because it can lead to loss of magnetic effects
- Magnets should not be heated because heating destroys its magnetic properties.
- Magnets should be placed in opposite directions i.e north and south to avoid repulsion.