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Build a Simple Motor—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7936

Price: $57.40

In Stock.

Challenge your students to build a simple motor with only three components: a battery, a piece of copper wire and a strong magnet! Once success is achieved, science and art are combined as students see who can make the most creative motor.

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Challenge your students to build a simple motor with only three components: a battery, a piece of copper wire and a strong magnet! In 1821, Michael Faraday developed a device that produced “electromagnetic rotation.” In this design challenge, students recreate a simple model of Faraday’s device that operates on the same electromagnetic principles. Once success is achieved, science and art are combined as students design and build a more creative motor. Includes magnets, batteries and copper wire. Students may supply additional materials for their creations.

Complete for 10 student groups.

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit:
Battery, AA, 1.5 V, alkaline, 10
Copper wire, 18-gauge, 45 feet
Neodymium magnet, ½" x ", 10
Washer, ½" o.d., #10, 20