Magnetic fields

This lesson shows how to plot the shape of a magnetic field, what the shape of the magnetic field between magnets looks like and explores the Earth's magnetic field.

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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.What is the 'most magnetic' end of a magnet called?

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Q2.What are the names of the magnetic poles?

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Q3.What happens when different poles are brought together?

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Q4.Which of these materials is not magnetic?

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Q5.Which statement does NOT describe a magnetic material?

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Q6.Look at the observations of an experiment below on the left hand side. What conclusion about the materials, shown on the right, can be made about the materials?
Material 1 : It never moves when a magnet is bought near it.
Material 2 : It attracts when the north end of a magnet is bought near it, and moves away when the south end of a magnet is bought near it.
Material 3 : It always attracts towards a magnet when the magnet is bought near it.

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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.What is the 'most magnetic' end of a magnet called?

1/6

Q2.What are the names of the magnetic poles?

2/6

Q3.What happens when different poles are brought together?

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Q4.Which of these materials is not magnetic?

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Q5.Which statement does NOT describe a magnetic material?

5/6

Q6.Look at the observations of an experiment below on the left hand side. What conclusion about the materials, shown on the right, can be made about the materials?
Material 1 : It never moves when a magnet is bought near it.
Material 2 : It attracts when the north end of a magnet is bought near it, and moves away when the south end of a magnet is bought near it.
Material 3 : It always attracts towards a magnet when the magnet is bought near it.

6/6

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Quiz:

Magnetic Fields

This quiz will help you see how well you have learnt about magnetic fields.

Q1.What is the piece of equipment needed to plot the magnetic field of a magnet?

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Q2.Which way do the arrows on a magnetic field diagram always point?

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Q3.Which of these statements about the shape of a bar magnet's magnetic field is WRONG.

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Q4.In a diagram of a magnetic field, what shows that the field is stronger?

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Q5.Why does the Earth have a magnetic field?

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Q6.What sort of magnetic pole is found near the earth's geographical north pole (near Greenland, where polar bears live!)?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Magnetic Fields

This quiz will help you see how well you have learnt about magnetic fields.

Q1.What is the piece of equipment needed to plot the magnetic field of a magnet?

1/6

Q2.Which way do the arrows on a magnetic field diagram always point?

2/6

Q3.Which of these statements about the shape of a bar magnet's magnetic field is WRONG.

3/6

Q4.In a diagram of a magnetic field, what shows that the field is stronger?

4/6

Q5.Why does the Earth have a magnetic field?

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Q6.What sort of magnetic pole is found near the earth's geographical north pole (near Greenland, where polar bears live!)?

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Lesson summary: Magnetic fields

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