How can we see a magnetic field?

In this lesson, we will learn the two ways you can see a magnetic field.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In China, what was the name of the stone that was found to have magnetic properties?

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Q2.What is the opposite pole to South?

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Q3.What would happen if you hold a magnet up to a compass?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In China, what was the name of the stone that was found to have magnetic properties?

1/3

Q2.What is the opposite pole to South?

2/3

Q3.What would happen if you hold a magnet up to a compass?

3/3

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Worksheet

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How can we see a magnetic field? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Where is the magnetic field strongest around a magnet?

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Q2.Where do iron filings fall when scattered over a magnet?

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Q3.What is a 'field' of a force?

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How can we see a magnetic field? Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Where is the magnetic field strongest around a magnet?

1/3

Q2.Where do iron filings fall when scattered over a magnet?

2/3

Q3.What is a 'field' of a force?

3/3

Lesson summary: How can we see a magnetic field?

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