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January 12, 2016 AT 2:00 am

Stripped-Down Motor: Electricity & Magnetism Science Activity #makereducation

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Wonderful, educational project from the Exploratorium Teacher Institute Project.

A coil of wire becomes an electromagnet when current passes through it. The electromagnet interacts with a permanent magnet, causing the coil to spin. Voilà! You’ve created an electric motor.

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