What is an Electromagnet? - Definition, Uses & Parts


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Which of the following describes an electromagnet?

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1. Which of the following explains why electromagnets work?

2. Which of the following is NOT an application of electromagnets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electromagnets are used in various types of electric devices. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of how they are used and their components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test you on the following:

  • How electromagnets work
  • Functions of a motor
  • Functions of a generator
  • The difference between a regular magnet and an electromagnet

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding electromagnets
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on electromagnets
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the application of electromagnets and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, What is an Electromagnet? - Definition, Uses & Parts, to learn about electromagnets. Objectives covered include:

  • Know how electromagnets are made
  • Define electric and magnetic forces
  • Review the basic set-up of an electromagnet
  • Understand how generators work