Hands-on activities will take students from exploring the scientific principles related to magnets, electromagnets to explaining how these principles cause the rotational movement in electric motors. Advanced activities reinforce concepts as students design and build their own electric motor following safety guidelines.
- Making an Electromagnet
- Making an Electric Motor
- Testing the Electric Motor
- Construction Templates
- Science Concepts
- Technology Concepts
- Advance Preparations
- Workbook Answers
This lab comes with an Instruction Manual and a System Panel that is used as a focal point in the class and as a tool/material organizer.
Equipment includes: Coil Winding Fixture, Power Strip, 3V DC Power Supply, Bar Magnets and  Storage Boxes.
Tools include: Ruler, Long-Nose Pliers, Diagonal Cutting Pliers, Wire Stripper/Cutters, #1 Phillips-Head Screwdriver, 3" Slotted Screwdriver, Snap Blade Craft Knives, Hand Drill, 1/16" Twist Drill Bit, Test Leads, Compass, and Scissors.
Additional Materials include: Student Worksheets, 500 ft. Roll of Magnet Wire, 14 Ga. Copper Wire, Construction Blocks, String, Flint Papers, Note Cars, Red/Blue Markers, White Glue, Masking Tape and enough additional materials to make 25 motors (battery holders, magnets, wood base, LED, screws and magnet wire). Grades 7-9. No Computer Required
Additional motor kits are available below.