Science – Electricity & Magnetism Study Guide
Know these definitions:
1. electromagnet-
2. conductor-
3. insulator-
4. resistance-
5. parallel circuit-
6. static electricity-
7. series circuit-
8. electric field-
9. What is a property of matter that causes objects to attract or repel
each other?
10. What is a characteristic of most electric conductors?
11. What are some characteristics of an electromagnet?
12. Which materials make good insulators of electricity?
13. If a burned-out bulb causes all of the lights to fail in a circuit, what
might you conclude?
14. How does a compass react when it is near an electromagnet?
15. A student added another light to an electrical circuit and all the
lights became dimmer. What is most likely the cause of the dimmer

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