1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A) Which of these materials will feel a force from a permanent magnet - wood, aluminum or steel? B) Will the materials that are attracted by the magnet be attracted to the north pole of the magnet, the south pole, or both? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Aluminum and steel are both metals, so wouldn't they both experience a force from the magnet? Or is it the case that they both experience the magnet attraction but a magnetic force is something different? Clarification would be greatly appreciated.