The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab


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What is a magnetic field?

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1. A charge moving through an external magnetic field will _____________ .

2. If you position a wire at 180 degrees to a magnetic field, and run a current through it, what will happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Magnetic fields are complex and complicated scientific phenomena, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help analyze your comprehension of the effect they have on moving charges. Quiz questions will focus on magnetic fields and their effects on current.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will quiz you on:

  • Definition of magnetic field
  • Effects of a charge moving through a magnetic field
  • Field line alignment of horseshoe magnets

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you comprehend key concepts from the related magnetic field lessons
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of magnetic fields on charges
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions regarding the definition of magnetic fields and their application

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about magnetic fields and their effect on moving charges, read the corresponding lesson The Effect of a Magnetic Field on Moving Charges: Physics Lab. The lesson will cover the following key topics:

  • Scientific definition and description of magnetic fields
  • Example of a physics lab demonstration
  • Potential conclusions from the demonstration