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How to Build a Simple Electric Motor, Plus How it Works
When electric current moves through a magnetic field, a force is created that can actually power a motor. Learn how to build a simple electromagnetic motor by watching this colorful and upbeat video. This episode is the third in a series of videos about electromagnetism and is best viewed after the other two.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot data on graphs to see the E-I curves.
5th - 12th Science 133 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How to Build a Motor
Electrical engineers entertain and explain how to construct an electromagnet-driven motor. Kellie and Mike, the hosts of the show, are enthusiastic teachers that will help introduce a project that you likely include in your middle school electricity curriculum.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Solar Kit Lesson #3 Parts of a Solar Panel - Part I
A solar cell is similar to a rechargeable battery in many ways. Science lab groups connect each in a series circuit to run a mini motor and then compare and contrast them by answering questions and completing a Venn diagram. This is an intriguing investigation for upper elementary science learners when focusing on alternative sources of energy or electric circuits.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads
Bright and attractive graphics are included to explain how an electric motor works. Along the way, there are a few multiple-choice question slides can be used to pause and evaluate student comprehension. This presentation would be useful if you are preparing high school physical scientists to design electric motors.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
All About Electric Motors
Students study the basic principles of electric motors and explore everyday uses. They build a working model of an electric motor for classroom use, using an inexpensive kit. Then, they work as an "engineering" team to determine the changes they would need to make to the motor to adapt it to power a hairdryer.
4th - 12th Science 16 Views 25 Downloads
The Path of Least Resistance
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct circuits in order to become more acquainted with these properties.
4th - 12th Science 49 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fifth graders investigate simple circuits and identify when a circuit is considered opened or closed. In small groups, they experiment with wires, batteries, and light bulbs to identify how to light the bulb. Students also experiment with a circuit and electric motor and a switch.
5th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system to generate energy.
3rd - 8th Science 20 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Electricity and Magnetism
Some diagrams are included to assist examples of how magnetism is created and managed using electricity. This topic is rather difficult conceptually, and so these slides may be useful for review or to accompany practical lab work and demonstration.
8th - 10th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
A Shocking Experience
Learners differentiate between current and static electricity, conductors and insulators, explain how energy is converted from chemical to electrical, measure voltage of batteries, collect data on voltage, and predict voltage of connected batteries.
6th - 8th Science 40 Views 66 Downloads
The Left Hand Rule (For Motors)
The left hand rule, also known as Fleming's rule, is covered here with explanations and pictures to help undertanding. Examples of electric motors and generator use are given. A helpful set of slides which will help early physics learners in reaching this level of understanding.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Electrical Principals and Wiring Materials
Train a budding electrician about the principles of electricity and the wiring materials needed to complete the job. Briefly covered are basic electrical concepts such as, volts, watts, circuits, and safety. Also covered are the need-to-know fundamentals of identifying, choosing, and using various types of electrical wire.
12th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 3 Views 5 Downloads