I am an aide in an elementary classroom.
We were looking for a list of magnetic metals.
Could you help us out?
It all depends on how you look at it. Without getting in great detail the
basic magnetic elements are Iron, Cobalt and Nickel and their alloys. Then
there are the new ceramic materials which exhibit magnetic capabilities.
Dear Michelle--I do not have a reference book handy from which to extract a
list of magnetic metals, but here is a simple way for you to find a list
yourself (and which you can use for other general reference questions that
may come up in your teaching duties).
Since you have access to the Net and a computer, go to the Net and type in
When the Lycos search engine screen comes up, go the general search window
at the bottom of the screen and enter the words "magnetic metals" (without
the quotes), then hit the GO button. You should come up with more than you
thought possible on your topic.
I tried a search, and even though I forgot your exact subject area and
incorrectly used the words "magnetic materials", I got a list back of
reference sources that will blow your socks off. On that list alone were
some good sources for magnetic metals.
Hope this helps and good luck on your teaching duties (my wife is a former
teacher); you have chosen a difficult field but it can be personally
rewarding at times when you manage to connect with a kid and his/her eyes
light up and they understand something for the first time.
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