Introducing Magnetic Fields and the Electric Motor Effect
Produced by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, this is an activity that provides an opportunity for students to use basic knowledge of magnetic fields to explore how magnets can be used to create motion.
The activity involves hands-on learning in the form of constructing an electric motor out of magnets, a battery, a length of wire and a nail.
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