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Lesson Worksheet: Magnetism: Magnetic Fields Science

In this worksheet, we will practice describing a magnet’s magnetic field, explaining how a compass works, and explaining how magnetic fields are used in medicine.


Which picture shows a magnetic field?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


Look at this picture of a compass.

Fill in the blanks to explain how a compass works: The compass needle is a very small that lines up with magnetic north and south poles.

  • Apiece of metal, the magnet’s
  • Bmagnet, Earth’s
  • Cpiece of iron, Earth’s
  • Dmagnet, the magnet’s


Which of the following is a way in which magnetic fields are used in medicine?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Look at the chart.

What term is being defined?

  • AAttraction
  • BPole of a magnet
  • CMagnetic material
  • DMagnetic field


Which of the following shows the correct way to use compasses to plot the magnetic field of a bar magnet?

  • A
  • B
  • C


Which picture shows a correctly drawn magnetic field?

  • A
  • B
  • C


How is a compass useful?

  • A
  • B
  • CBoth of the answers are correct.
  • DNeither of the answers is correct.


A boy is moving a toy car with a magnet attached to it using another magnet without touching the car. This is shown in the image.

Which property of magnets causes this motion?

  • AMagnets can act at a distance.
  • BOpposite poles attract.
  • CMagnets can work through other materials.


Look at the picture.

Fill in the blank: Magnet 1 can attract or repel magnet 2 when magnet 2 is within magnet 1’s .

  • Amagnetic material
  • Bpole
  • Ccompass
  • Dmagnetic field


What can Matthew sprinkle around a magnet to see the magnetic field around it?

  • AAluminum filings
  • BPieces of paper
  • CCopper filings
  • DIron filings

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