Science: Building an Electric Motor

Learners build their own electric motors and use them to conduct experiments. Following a step-by-step procedure, they make wire coils by wrapping wire around disc magnets and complete the process with clay, paper clips, alligator clips, and a 1.5 volt battery. To make the motors run smoothly, students adjust the loop and paper clips to reduce friction.

9th - 12th Science 3 Views 39 Downloads
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Inquiry-Based Learning
1 hr

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