Building a Motor/Generator Toy

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Combine science and playtime with the final lesson in an innovative unit. Scholars apply everything they have learned in previous lessons to build their own motors/generators and use it in a toy of their own design. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in motorized toys for inspiration
Classroom Considerations
  • Review all safety rules prior to having pupils build their motors/generators
  • Experiment could be completed in small groups or as individuals depending on the number of supplies on hand
  • Ssummative lesson can serve as an assessment for the six-part series
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  • Requires applying knowledge from multiple lessons in a new way
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