What is a Magnetic Field?


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A magnetic field line:

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1. The spacing of the field lines:

2. A material is ferromagnetic if:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help test your understanding of the properties of magnetic fields. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include a description of a magnetic field line as well as characteristics of magnetic domains.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Description of a magnetic field line
  • Magnetic field line spacing
  • Ferromagnetic materials defined
  • Characteristics of magnetic domains
  • Direction of a magnetic field

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the properties of magnetic fields
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as magnetic field and ferromagnetic materials
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of magnetic domains
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the direction of a magnetic field

Additional Learning

To learn more about magnetic fields, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Magnetic Field? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe a magnetic field
  • Know how to detect a magnetic field using a compass
  • Learn how to read a diagram mapping a magnetic field
  • Define the term 'field line' and relate it to an understanding of magnetic fields
  • Explain what ferromagnetic materials are
  • Understand the properties of magnetic fields