Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles


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All magnets are:

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1. Similar poles _____ and opposite poles _____.

2. If you cut a magnet into pieces:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how opposites attract, this quiz/worksheet set will gauge your knowledge of magnetic forces. You'll need to know the characteristics of magnets and the characteristics of the poles of a magnet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Features of all magnets
  • Characteristics of magnetic poles
  • What happens when you cut a magnet into two pieces
  • How atoms can act like tiny magnets
  • Why some objects are attracted to magnets

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how atoms can act like tiny magnets and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the characteristics of magnetic poles
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related natural science lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Characteristics of Magnetic Forces. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify when magnets were first discovered
  • Understand the importance of the electron in magnetism
  • Describe when a permanent magnet will happen
  • Explain the characteristics of a magnetic field
  • Appreciate how a different element can stick to a magnet