How to Build a Motor

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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. The required materials and general instructions are printed on the website below the video, along with a description of how the motor turns and some troubleshooting tips.

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Pros

  • A printable version of the materials and procedure is provided for your convenience
  • Middle schoolers meet Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and technology
  • Engaging and well-made video is ideal as an introduction to this activity
Cons

  • None