What is a Faraday Cage? - Definition & Material


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Which of the following materials can be used to make a Faraday cage?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a real-world Faraday cage?

2. What is the electrical force inside a Faraday cage when it is struck by lightning?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet allow you to measure your knowledge of Faraday cages. Answer questions about what they are and how they work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through this set of quiz questions, you'll find out what you know about:

  • The electrical force in a Faraday cage struck by lightning
  • Materials used to construct Faraday cages
  • A real-world example of a Faraday cage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the characteristics of a Faraday cage
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of electrical forces to explain what electrical charge a Faraday cage produces when exposed to an electrical external force
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the materials used to build a Faraday cage

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this type of scientific device by reading the lesson titled What is a Faraday Cage? - Definition & Material. This lesson will explain:

  • Insulators
  • Limitations of Faraday cages
  • The creator of the Faraday cage