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In this lab the students construct an electric motor from very simple materials. Making a motor that works is relatively easy. Making one that runs very fast takes a little more thought and ingenuity. The battery charger in the picture below is the power supply for the motor. The motor can also be powered by two D-Cell batteries.

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Introductory: P4, P14, P16

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Equipment

Number of set-ups available: 10

Per lab station:

1 battery charger
1 pair of wire cutters
1 needle nose pliers
1 box cutter/razor blade
2 motor kits (per lab session)

Motor Kit Contents:

1 block of wood
2 ceramic magnets
2 paper clips
2 thumb tacks
1 length of enameled wire
1 small square of sandpaper

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