Ch 68: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Magnetism & Electromagnetism

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Review all of the forces involved in magnetism and electromagnetism with the lessons in this chapter to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in this chapter to refresh your understanding of magnetic forces and the process by which charged particles interact with one another. The lessons in this chapter will review the following topics in detail:

  • The properties of magnets and magnetic force
  • How to define a magnetic field
  • The creation of magnetic fields
  • The ways magnetic fields affect charged particles
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Mutual electromagnetic induction

The video lessons in this chapter have been developed by professional educators in the field to provide you with helpful methods for retaining the information. There are a few methods for learning in each lesson, including a video, a text-based transcript of the video and a self-assessment quiz to assess your knowledge of the topic.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Magnetism & Electromagnetism - Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam is designed to test a prospective educators's ability to meet the standard qualifications for teaching middle school math and science in the state of Massachusetts. The test has 10 content subareas, 5 of which relate to science and 5 to math. The lessons in this chapter help you review important information that may be included in the physics subarea. Questions about physics account for 8% of the total score.

The MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-ended questions. The open-ended questions account for 20% of the final score and could be related to any of the 10 content subareas, so it's important to review all of them.

6 Lessons in Chapter 68: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Magnetism & Electromagnetism
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Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

1. Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

You're probably familiar with magnets, but have you ever stopped to consider how they work? In this lesson, we'll look at the root of magnetism and some of the fundamental properties of magnets.

What is a Magnetic Field?

2. What is a Magnetic Field?

Magnetic fields fill the space around all magnets, but they're impossible to detect with our own senses. We'll use a common tool to map out a magnetic field and then discuss ferromagnetic materials to see how a magnetic field can be used to create new magnets.

How Magnetic Fields Are Created

3. How Magnetic Fields Are Created

Have you ever wondered how magnetic fields are created? In this lesson, we'll discuss the very simple answer to this question and look at how electric current can be used to make electromagnets, which have many everyday applications.

How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving Charges

4. How Magnetic Forces Affect Moving Charges

A magnetic field exerts a force on a moving charged particle in ways that you might not expect. In this lesson, we're going to look at the direction of this force and the factors that affect its strength.

Electromagnetic Induction: Definition & Variables that Affect Induction

5. Electromagnetic Induction: Definition & Variables that Affect Induction

We use electromagnetic induction every day, but do you have any idea what it is? In this lesson, we'll discuss this everyday phenomenon, the factors that affect its strength and its most common applications.

Electromagnetic Induction: Conductor to Conductor & Transformers

6. Electromagnetic Induction: Conductor to Conductor & Transformers

Every day, we make use of a special case of electromagnetic induction known as mutual induction. In this lesson, we'll talk about this special phenomenon and how it is used in many common devices.

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