Physical Science: Magnets and Motors

Magnets and Motors
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Students are fascinated with magnets.  Channel this curiosity with the Magnets and Motors unit.  Using a series of hands-on experiments, students investigate the properties of magnets and the magnetic properties of electric currents.  As the class progresses through the unit from magnetism to electricity to electromagnetism, student s experience the historical development of our understanding of magnets.  Activities include: observing and experimenting with magnets, making a compass, constructing and operating two types of rudimentary electric motors, disassembling, experimenting with and rebuilding a commercial electric motor, and producing electricity with an electric generator.   Through these activities, students increase their understanding of circuits and switches while also enhancing their problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Last modified: Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 1:45 PM