This site from the Exploratorium provides a demonstration of how heating a permanent magnet can destroy its magnetism. You'll find a materials list, assembly instructions, and basic procedures for the activity. Also, you'll see an explanation of what happens in terms of the orientation of the atomic magnets in the metal.
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