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Ch 30: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Magnetism

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What is a magnet and magnetic field? Use the brief lessons and quizzes in this chapter to help you with your recollection of magnetism and related material in time for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Magnetism - Chapter Summary

View a 5-10 minute video about the creation of magnetic fields. Take one of our end-of-the-lesson quizzes to see if you really understand magnetic forces. This chapter will help you become ready to answer exam questions about the following:

  • Definition of magnet, magnetic force and magnetic field
  • Ways magnetic fields are made
  • Moving charges
  • Variables of electromagnetic induction
  • Conductors and transformers
  • Electromagnetism and its technological applications

You can move back and forth between parts of the videos by using the timelines. If you would like to read the lessons, you can do so by referring to the video transcripts. All of the important terms are in bold print. Contact our expert instructors with any of your questions.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Magnetism Objectives

On your exam, you could see questions asking you to show your understanding of electromagnetism and magnetic fields. The exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions that can be answered on paper or computer. This chapter has you covered. It includes concepts presented on the Physical Science section of the MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary) exam. The section equals 25% of the total score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Magnetism
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What is a Magnet? - Definition & Examples

1. 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.

Magnetic Force: Definition, Poles & Dipoles

2. 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?

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Technological Applications of Electromagnetism

8. Technological Applications of Electromagnetism

What is electromagnetism? And how do we use it in the world? Electromagnetism has a huge number of technological applications that range from fun to life-saving. Learn about a few of them, and see what you remember by taking a quiz.

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