GCSE Level Questions: Magnets and Electromagnets


(a) Electromagnets are often used at recycling centres to separate some types of metals from other materials. Give one reason why an electromagnet would be used rather than a permanent magnet.

[1 mark]

(b) Some students want to build an electromagnet. The students have the equipment shown below:

Describe how the students could build an electromagnet. Include in your answer how the students should vary and test the strength of their electromagnet.

[6 marks]

(TOTAL 7 marks)