Electric Motor Teacher Resources
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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...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this instructional activity gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Electricity and Magnetism Connection
Magnets don't grow in fields, but magnetic fields are important to understand. The lesson covers the effect electricity has on magnetic fields. Scholars use a compass, magnets, and electrical wire to test magnetic fields and energy...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 6th Science
The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
Energize a shared reading of the Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip with this collection of supplemental materials. Whether your looking for discussion questions, reading comprehension worksheets, or writing prompts, this...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hands-On Engineering Challenges to Bolster Your Electricity, Sound, and Force Units
Need some activities to go along with your unit? A collection of hands-on activities from PBS offers opportunities to add to your electricity, sound, and force units. The electricity activities revolve around building a pinball-type...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
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...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable