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Ch 17: MTLE Middle Level Science: Electricity & Magnetism

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This chapter on Electricity and Magnetism is designed to help you succeed at the related portions of the MTLE Middle Level Science exam. Video lessons taught by professional instructors hit on all the topics that you'll want to be familiar with.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Electricity and Magnetism - Chapter Summary

Review this chapter before you go on to take the MTLE Middle Level Science exam. The chapter breaks down several key concepts and terms involved in the functioning of electricity and magnetism. By the time you finish these lessons, you'll be better prepared to answer questions concerning each of these topics:

  • Magnets, magnetic fields, and magnetic force
  • Coulomb's law
  • The electron shell
  • Positive and negative charge
  • The effects of magnetic force on moving charges
  • Solenoids
  • Electric circuit fundamentals
  • Series circuits

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MTLE Middle Level Science: Electricity and Magnetism Chapter Objectives

The MTLE Middle Level Science exam is comprised of two subtests, each of which contain around 50 multiple-choice questions. You'll have up to an hour to complete each subtest and will need to pass both in order to attain your Minnesota teacher's license in the field. This chapter can serve as a tool as you study for the physical science subarea of the second subtest, which includes a section of questions centered on electricity and magnetism. As a whole, this subarea will make up 55% of your score on the second subtest.

11 Lessons in Chapter 17: MTLE Middle Level Science: Electricity & Magnetism
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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.

Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

2. Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between charged particles. The results of his experiments led to what is now known as Coulomb's Law, which tells us how force, charge, and distance are all related.

The Electron Shell

3. The Electron Shell

You may be familiar with the role of electrons in electrical devices, but did you know that electrons also determine the chemical reactivity of everything around you?

Positive Charge: Definition & Overview

4. Positive Charge: Definition & Overview

Positive charges cause your hair to stand up on a cold day and can give you a shock when you touch a doorknob, but they also are responsible for holding atoms together. In this lesson, we'll learn what creates a positive charge and how it interacts with negative charges.

Negative Charge: Definition & Overview

5. Negative Charge: Definition & Overview

There are two types of charge, positive and negative. In this lesson, you will learn about how negative charges were assigned to electrons. You will also learn about the properties of negative charges and how they affect other objects near them.

What is a Magnet? - Definition & Examples

6. What is a Magnet? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what a magnet is and how it works at the atomic level. You'll also see how the earth's magnetic field works. A short quiz will follow.

What is a Magnetic Field?

7. 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 Forces Affect Moving Charges

8. 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.

What is Solenoid? - Definition, Uses & Examples

9. What is Solenoid? - Definition, Uses & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what a solenoid is, how it relates to electromagnets, and how it is used in a few real-life situations. A short quiz will follow.

Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

10. Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types

Electric circuits can be configured to power several loads, such as light bulbs, in series or in parallel. In this lesson, we'll look at both types of circuits and see how the voltage, current, and resistance are affected by installing additional loads.

Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts

11. Series Circuits: Definition & Concepts

When you flip a switch to turn your lights on, you are completing a circuit and providing a pathway for electrons to flow. In this lesson, you'll learn how connecting devices in a series along that circuit affects the current and resistance throughout.

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