Hans Christian Oersted's Experiment & Discovery


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. Which of the following statements is not true?

2. Which field of physics concerns the relationship between electrical currents and magnetism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Oersted's findings were of immense importance to the study of electricity. The quiz/worksheet combo will help assess your understanding of the experiment which led to his findings and other information from the lesson, such as the relationship between electricity and magnetism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The field of Physics focusing on electrical currents and magnetism
  • The relationship between electricity and magnetism
  • Oersted's experiment

Skills Practiced

Skills students will practice includes:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the items Oersted used in his experiment
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the initial discovery of the relationship between electricity and magnetism
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding what Oersted's experiment showed and interpret it accurately

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, Hans Christian Oersted's Experiment & Discovery, to learn more about his findings. Objectives covered include:

  • Define magnetism
  • Understand the early study of electricity
  • Review the compass experiment