Have you ever wondered how a simple electric motor works?
From toy LEGO robots to cool drones that fly miles up, or Tesla cars that go 400 miles on a charge, electric motors are all around us.
Today, we’re going to build our own simple electric motor and explore another way that a little electricity, magnetism and engineering can make objects move the way we want them to!
Come join us at 1130 🙂
Dr. Erica and Evan
— Links: Livestream @ 1130 https://youtu.be/e_IUUeQVpnU —
Thursday: Simple Electric Motor (Physics)
Activity: Make a super simple electric motor
Bring your inner artist to class as we learn how magnets and electricity can create moving sculptures!
- AA battery
- Neodydium magnets
- Screws or nails (test to make sure they are attracted to the magnets)
Supplies for tomorrow’s paper circuits
- LEDs (single color is easiest)
- Scotch tape
- Copper tape
- CR2032 Battery
- Paper clips
- Cardboard box (like a cereal box)